David Stern on Jim Rome: “Have you stopped beating your wife yet?”



Theories abound about the NBA Draft lottery being fixed. You could conceivably make a case for any scenario if you really want. And when the league owned New Orleans Hornets won the lottery a couple weeks ago the conspiracy theorists went off. And if you believe this stuff, well maybe you think the moon landing was staged, and 9/11 was an inside job.

Then again why did NBA Commissioner David Stern get SO DEFENSIVE on the Jim Rome show when asked about it?


“New Orleans won the Draft lottery, which, of course, produced the usual rounds of speculation that maybe the lottery was fixed,” Rome said on his CBS radio show.

“As I know, you appreciate a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy: was the fix in?”

“I have two answers,” an agitated Stern said. I’ll give you the easy one: No. And shame on you for asking.

“I understand why you would say that to me and I wanted to preface it by asking it respectfully, but I think it’s my job to ask that question,” Rome responded.

To that, Stern said: “Have you stopped beating your wife, yet?” implying Rome’s questions wasn’t fair.

Listen to the audio here

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