Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 9:05 am  |  15 responses

David Stern’s Letter to NBA Fans

The NBA published a letter from commissioner David Stern to fans, sort of apologizing for the lockout and promoting the upcoming season:

“Dear Fans, On behalf of the entire NBA family, I want to thank you for your patience and support over the past several months. The new collective bargaining agreement is designed to provide more competitive balance for our league, reward strong performances by our players, and strengthen our game by improving its economics. We believe this agreement will benefit our teams, players, and most importantly, fans by making the NBA stronger.

In the days and weeks ahead, all of us hope you will enjoy the run-up to the start of the season: free agency, training camp, and preseason games. Each NBA team will be hosting special events for fans, so be sure to check your favorite team’s website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for details. This season we look forward to bringing you more of everything you love about NBA basketball: incredible competition, tremendous excitement, and unending hard work and dedication by the world’s best athletes. Thank you for being an NBA fan. I hope you enjoy the season, which promises to be a most exciting one.”

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  • Jetfuel

    Whatever! Just lower the prices on tickets

  • tomtom

    I stopped reading after the first line because this clearly isn’t directed at me, i have been neither ‘patient’ nor ‘supportive’.

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    just give me league pass for half price and ill be happy

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Nobody wants to hear from you right now Stern…just sit down and shut up for awhile until people are less pissed at you.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Dear fans, thank you for overpaying for league pass again. We are loving it here at the NBA.
    Darth Stern.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    He needs to be announcing the discounts they are offering on League Pass. And quickly.

  • http://www.slamonline.com angel of stern

    co-sign megatron, they should give us half price as a way to thank us for our “patience” and “support”.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Cosign Wayno, just shut up for now emperor palpatine!

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    Just retire mister Stern.
    Its time for a fresh gush of wind through the league.
    All these uptight conservative rule changes. Just dont reflect the real world. Just bring back casual clothes and over emotional reactions and less fines for bullcrap.
    Stern is just an old turd

  • bike

    NBA fans letter to Stern.
    Dear David:
    Eat me.
    Sincerely, NBA fans.


    Dear NBA Fans, HO! HO! HO! FREE NBA LEAGUE PASS FOR EVERYONE! HO! HO! HO! Sincerely, You Before The Alarm Clock Goes Off

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Give us, us free LP. Give us, us free LP. Give us, us free LP. Give us, us free LP. Give us, us free LP *Amistad*

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    What JTaylor said, times infinite. Seriously, my eyes need this.

  • golakeshow

    f you