Wednesday, October 19, 2011

HBO's Bryant Gumbel calls NBA's Stern ‘plantation overseer'

By Joel Provano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Bryant Gumbel invoked images of slavery in a scathing attack on NBA Commissioner David Stern, saying he is acting like a "modern-day plantation overseer" in his treatment of players during the league's lockout.

Gumbel, during a closing segment on HBO's Real Sports, said Stern is standing in the way of a solution to the league's labor dispute.

"If the NBA lockout is going to be resolved anytime soon," he said, "it seems likely to be done in spite of David Stern, not because of him."

You can read the rest of the story here: HBO's Bryant Gumbel calls NBA's Stern ‘plantation overseer'

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