NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver just called Bryant Gumbel’s comments regarding David Stern “outrageous”.
Gumbel got into some hot water during a commentary on HBO Real Sports Tuesday night. When addressing Stern and the NBA lockout, Gumbel said:
“Stern’s version of what has been going on behind closed doors has of course been disputed. But his efforts were typical of a commissioner, who has always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation overseer treating NBA men as if they were his boys. It’s part of Stern’s MO Like his past self serving edicts on dress code or the questioning of officials, his moves are intended to do little more than show how he’s the one keeping the hired hands in their place.”
Bryant hasn’t commented publicly since those statements. It will be interesting to see what comes.