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Double standards from David Stern

How can David Stern come down so hard on his players, yet so soft on his referees? Makes no sense. Story

Updated: November 5, 2007, 2:21 PM ET
By Todd Boyd | Special to Page 2

"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.

But he was serious. In the aftermath ...

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