SMH @ David Stern for not allowing Stackhouse to honor Jackie Robinson

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by fenixconnexion., Feb 20, 2009.

  1. fenixconnexion.

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    I know this is kinda late but I only discovered this recently:

    http://bleacherreport.com...-african-american-problem

     
  2. jpap348

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  3. JD617

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  4. RyGuy45

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    Ehhhh. I dont see how there should be outrage. I understand Jackie.....but where then does it stop? NBA basically denies everything and have for years becausethere are so many "tributes" dudes want to do. Not sayin thats right or wrong.
     
  5. gusyouout

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    Because his #23 jersey got stolen.
    Yup.

    Not really with Stern on this one, but I'm not against him either. If Stackhouse was a different number and wanted to wear 42 I'd be onStackhouse's side. But I'm indifferent to the name switch.
     
  6. JD617

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  7. fenixconnexion.

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    Because his #23 jersey got stolen.
    thats a terrible excuse, run to the sports store and cop a Jordan jersey
     
  8. ady2glude707

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    thats a terrible excuse, run to the sports store and cop a Jordan jersey


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  9. airwing03

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    yeah i dont know if a name change would be necessary but then again i kinda see why he would be upset
     
  10. play2much2004

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    thats a terrible excuse, run to the sports store and cop a Jordan jersey


    they were sold out
     
  11. swyftdahoe

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    Yeah, I get it.. but this could've been an exception to the rule.. NBA policies ftl..
     
  12. doublejs07

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    Since his original idea was shot down, Stack could have given a portion of his game check for the night to the Jackie Robinson foundation....
     
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    thats a terrible excuse, run to the sports store and cop a Jordan jersey




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  14. tmoney85

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    i get the number change, but the name change is going a little too far.
     
  15. tmoney85

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    exactly.
     
  16. theblackhole76

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    I do think they should have allowed it for that special day, but I hardly think it's an "outrage". That's taking it a little far. So the NBAhas a strict policy on what names and numbers can appear on their uniforms, okay that's that. Whatever. They suck. Move along. Don't think it warrantsmuch more analysis than that.
     
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    thats a terrible excuse, run to the sports store and cop a Jordan jersey


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  18. kash55

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    Chill
     
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    Why would they let Jordan wear #12 one game without any notice and for no good apparent reason but refuse Stackhouse of wearing an Icon's name on a historic date? [​IMG]

    personally I feel the NBA league officials were on a power trip... but that's just me...

    discuss

    wasnt his jersey stolen
     
  21. durden7

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    Its not even the same sport!


    David Stern isn't on a power trip, hes just making sure the NBA follows the rules. Wearing 42 is showing more than enough appreciation.

    Some people make a mountain out of a mole hill.
     
  22. holdenmichael

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    Like others, I didn't view this as a power trip or insensitive. A number change would have been sufficient.


    What has Stackhouse done on Jackie Robinson Day since his initial complaint?
     
  23. eight2one

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    well i mean, he already wears 42
     
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  25. indiespice

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    thats a terrible excuse, run to the sports store and cop a Jordan jersey


    His jersey got stolen at the arena and they had no spares. Are you suggesting they shuld have delayed the game for Jordan to get his jersey? ithink not. Anyways they made sure to bring spares to the following games.[​IMG]