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David Stern Impresses Again; Surprise Surprise…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by DaDream
What do I do next?

What do I do next?

Well, the new Oklahoma City Thunder are really making a splash like David Stern predicted.  It hasn’t even been half a season and the fans are already booing their new franchise.  I guess a 2 and whatever start will make any fan unhappy, but for a new team that is looking to create a new identity in the league; this wasn’t the identity they wanted to have.  Is it any surprise though that this has happened?  Did anyone really expect the Thunder to come in and make an impact; both on the floor and in the market? 

Especially since our economy has taken a turn for the worse, the NBA cannot afford to be losing revenue in any market.  Good thing they elected to move from a top 10 US market down to a top 60?  Wow!  I am sure David Stern is looking pretty as a business manager; moving a team to a market that is worse off than most of America.  Most major corporations wouldn’t stand for such a blunder of a move.  I am sure that Microsoft, Starbucks or even Sony would not allow their leader to make such a bonehead move and let that person stay in charge.  Is it possible David Stern has lost his edge?  The man that brought the NBA to every home in America looks as though he has taken it away 10 years later.  Maybe it is a time for a change?  Maybe it is time a once successful business, such as the NBA, should take a look in the mirror and do what is necessary.  It will take more than Lebron, Kobe and Yao to change what is happening with the image of the NBA.  It will take less circus acts, like the Knicks and Thunder, to get people back in the stands and behind their televisions in support of their once compelling product.  I guess only time will tell.