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Old 10-27-06, 02:51 PM
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NBA commissioner has the temerity to ask players not to pack heat

The nerve of the man!

That such a statement was even necessary speaks volumes about the decline of our society's norms.

Stern Makes Plea for Players to Leave Guns at Home

Associated Press
Thursday, October 26, 2006; Page E08

NBA Commissioner David Stern said yesterday that he would prefer his players leave their firearms behind when they go out.

"It's a pretty, I think, widely accepted statistic that if you carry a gun, your chances of being shot by one increase dramatically," Stern said during a conference call. "We think this is an alarming subject, that although you'll read players saying how they feel safer with guns, in fact those guns actually make them less safe. And it's a real issue."

It is one that was raised recently when Indiana's Stephen Jackson shot a gun in the air at least five times outside an Indianapolis strip club on Oct. 6. He originally told police he fired in self-defense during a fight in which he was hit by a car.

The NBA's collective bargaining agreement allows players to own licensed guns, but they can't carry them on any league or team business. Asked what kind of firearm rule he would want if collective bargaining weren't involved, Stern said: "I would favor being able to have a firearm to protect your home. Period."

He added that walking the streets carrying guns was "dangerous for our players," but said there has been no further discussion with the union about strengthening the policy.
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Already being discussed in the NBA thread page 3:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=479545&page=3
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Next thing, he'll ask players to drive sober or not to rape people.
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Originally Posted by dx23
Already being discussed in the NBA thread page 3:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=479545&page=3
Sorry.
Old 10-27-06, 04:40 PM
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Surprised Stern even said anything about it.
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I'm surprised the hip-hop community haven't called Stern a racsist yet.
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
I'm surprised the hip-hop community haven't called Stern a racsist yet.
They did, although not directly that I remember, when he implemented the dress code around the league.
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This is not your daddy's NBA.
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I don't like Stern either, but I don't really see a problem with what he said. Basically, all he said was he would rather not have his players carry guns.
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I have no problem with this......but will they actually listen?

Yeah...didn't think so.

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I'm sure he said something because it was becoming a real issue. That's kinda scary.

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