Originally Posted by Y2Gezee
He probably should've stepped down after the strike season because that was the absolute worst time he could've allowed it to happen. The year after the biggest player in the game was gone, you allow what was essentially a retarded season and a black eye on the league instead of being able to promote young stars and the continuing surge of the league.
It was just a blessing Jackson went to the Lakers and they had their 3peat in that major market with the biggest star in the game or the league could've been essentially dead by now.
Stern's a stubborn assh*le and a control freak.
this stupid poster sucks! and this is a favorite by some?
the biggest star you speak of was vouched and promoted by the very man you talk bad about now. no such player was groomed by the nba more than mj at their expense. no other home products were more dedicated to a specific player, not magic, not bird, no one at the time but mj. yes mj was bound to make it big on his own. but stern and the nba marketed him (and probably just solely him) through nba licensed vhs tapes, which up to this day and age, no other player got the same treatment. he has been the most visible nba player to non-fans because of the extravagant marketing.