"So you can't blame jazz musicians/or David Stern with his NBA fashion issues."
-- Nas, "Hip Hop is Dead"
When I first read about NBA commissioner David Stern's recent revisions to his league's rules regarding referees and gambling, I thought it was a Stephen Colbert parody. Stern -- the man who has consistently ruled with an iron fist regarding players -- was all of a sudden being considerate and reasonable? He couldn't be serious.