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David Stern asks Jim Rome if he still beats his wife

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Can't say I'm a fan of either guy, but talk about a low blow. Kudos to Rome for keeping his cool after that kind of comment. How great would it be if Stephen A. Smith turned around and asked him the same question about the fix.

Yeah, the funniest part of the video was definitely when Stern implied that Stephen A. Smith was the paragon of journalism.

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You guys do realize David Stern wasnt actually accusing Jim Rome of beating his wife, right? Its an expression that is used as a common example of a loaded question- basically David Stern was accusing Rome of asking him a loaded question. Though to be honest Rome's question wasnt really a loaded question so much as a Jim Rome being a dick.

His goal was to piss off Stern (he was never going to learn anything useful by asking it), and I wish he had actually brought up specific reasons why people think the lottery is rigged rather than going with the "well people are talking about it being rigged"

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No, that was Stern being a complete asshole. It was a legit question. That comment may be the end of Stern.

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No, that was Stern being a complete asshole. It was a legit question. That comment may be the end of Stern.

Just because it is a legit question doesnt preclude Jim Rome from being a dick in the way he asked it. Though I may be biased since I think Jim Rome sounds like a dick every time he opens his mouth

Realistically you are never going to learn anything from asking the commissioner of the NBA whether his league is rigged, but you can at least back up your accusations with evidence rather than "people are talking about it"

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I thought it was pretty funny.

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Just because it is a legit question doesnt preclude Jim Rome from being a dick in the way he asked it. Though I may be biased since I think Jim Rome sounds like a dick every time he opens his mouth

Realistically you are never going to learn anything from asking the commissioner of the NBA whether his league is rigged, but you can at least back up your accusations with evidence rather than "people are talking about it"

Granted Stern, even if it was, would never admit the draft was rigged. A lot of people do think it is however rigged. Maybe he was thinking Stern would say the draft system needs to be adjusted. I also agree Rome is a dick as well.

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There has to be a more transparent way to do the draft lottery.

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There has to be a more transparent way to do the draft lottery.

You are right. The way the lottery is done now, unverifiable by the general public, it is not surprising there are concerns about the process being corrupt.

It needs to be conducted by an independent accounting agency, not paid by the NBA, but directly by each individual team in the league. The entire selection process needs to be covered real-time by one or more of the sports channels.

Done right, it could be a money generator for the NBA and at the same time dispel most concerns of the selections being fixed.

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They could weight the percentages more top heavy. You wouldn't eliminate the lottery but the worst teams aka the Bobcats would have more than a 25% chance at the top pick

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They could weight the percentages more top heavy. You wouldn't eliminate the lottery but the worst teams aka the Bobcats would have more than a 25% chance at the top pick

Based on the historic results of the lottery, where the worst team seldom gets the first pick, this seems like a good idea.

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