David Stern hit some hot water during the Playoff in an interview with Jim Rome. Rome, in his ever-confrontational, smack-driven way, asked Stern how he would respond to those fans and observers who suspect the league rigs the lottery to get a result it wants.
Few are able to spar with Stern and come out looking victorious. Stern is well known for his quick wit and seemingly self-depricating responses to loaded questions. What he said to Rome when asked about the Draft Lottery was not funny and poorly illustrated his point. A rare slip up for the alway politically correct commissioner of the NBA.
Stern was on the radio in Washington, D.C. on Monday, admitting he did not handle the question well at all.
"You know, I would do it again differently if I were asked the question," Stern said on Mike Wise's radio show in Washignton. "What can I tell you? I’m like LeBron. You get a day older, and you hope you get wiser rather than just older."
Rome asked a questi...