Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 03/14/07 at 05:11 PM ET
Gotta love the satirists… from The Brushback (via Sports Illustrated), here’s NBA Commissioner David Stern’s considered response to Chris Simon’s hit last week: he promptly suspended NBA player Stephen Jackson.
Stern defended himself today by saying he was merely “sending a message.”
“We have to send a strong message to our players that behavior such as this will not be tolerated,” said Stern. “Whether or not Stephen was actually involved in the incident is not important. The important thing is something bad happened somewhere, and we don’t want it to reflect negatively on the NBA. It’s a shame, too, because the vast majority of our players are law-abiding citizens, not thugs. But Stephen Jackson is a thug, and he’s probably hit several people with sticks in his life, so it’s not like he didn’t have this coming.”
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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