Friday, June 5th, 2009 at 9:32 am  |  14 responses

Stern Disciplines the King

To the tone of $25,000: “‘The more I thought about it I thought there were two things we had to deal with, which was the media and the failure to congratulate,’ Stern said. ‘LeBron and I discussed it, and I’ll leave the rest for him to talk about, but I think it was important. Certainly as it related to the media, we have a rule, you guys know that we’ve had some interesting issues over the years with some of our coaches and the like, and it was inappropriate for me to give someone a pass here.’”

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  • riggs

    Why am I riggs? How did this happen?

  • Rasheedionics

    If it’s a rule, why he had to think about it??? Hmmmm…

  • KBlair2689

    He never had to think about it when Sheed skipped out on the media! but i’m glad he decided to fine him [like everyone else!], lebron or no lebron, there shouldn’t be special treatment.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/fear/ Freedom Fries

    Whatever, I’d like to see the clause in their contracts that stipulates that they’re never allowed to be human and get upset – fined for not congratulating, please that is so not in writing; the media part would be interesting to see if they’re legally obligated and to what degree. It’s sound more like pseudo-daddy stern grandstanding for the press. Friggin dopey if you ask me (be it against Bron or any athlete).

  • riggs

    HAHA what the hell?

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    $25,000 is pocket change to this guy, so what.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Yeah riggs…or whoever you are, my name kept coming up as Cdef28 or something like that…I don’t know what’s up.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    am i still me?

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    ok good, cuz if i found out i was eboy or betcats i would have just killed myself

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    ok good cuz if i found out i was eboy or betcats i would have just commenced seppuku

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    ok good if i would have found out i was eboy or betcats i would have went and played in the street

  • Druelz

    Im so tired of David Stern & his fines, its not even funny. Eat a d*** Stern… no wait, I may get fined for that.

  • Addicus

    ummmmm – The Media interviews after the games are mandatory. The fines for $25000 is standard and issued to Shaq and every one else who skips them without Stern taking a week to decide to levy the fine.

  • reeree

    When he acts like a king, doing whatever the heck he wants, people get mad. Go figure.