David Stern and the contraction card

Even the commissioner doesn't take it seriously, and he's the one talking about it

Originally Published: October 26, 2010
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Part of the fun of hearing David Stern say outrageous things -- and commissioners do say the darndest things, don't they? -- lies in sitting back and counting the pointed heads of the legions of folks who take him seriously. Doesn't anybody get a good party joke anymore?

Stern, the NBA's commissioner without end, got off a whopper the other day. Forget subtlety and the art of well-guarded concern; Stern instead kicked off the latest round of Tha-League's-On-Fire-and-We-Ain't-Got-a-Hose ...

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