“I know that you appreciate a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, was the fix in for the lottery?” asked Rome, 47, who was attacked by former NFL quarterback Jim Everett in a truly classic moment on his ESPN2 show Talk2 in 1994.
“I have two answers for that,” responded Stern, 69, who suffers from a terrible case of Napoleon complex. “The simple easy one, no; the second, a statement, shame on you for asking.”
Rome, who hosted Jim Rome Is Burning on ESPN until April 2011, tried to rationalize with the hostile midget and explained it’s his job to ask such a question.
“Have you stopped beating your wife yet?” Stern sarcastically asked Rome, who has no history of spousal abuse.
“I don’t think that’s fair,” Rome rightfully stated.
After a few more moments of verbal sparring, Stern ended the call with one final feline slap.
“Listen, I gotta go call somebody important like Stephen A. Smith back. He’s next.”
Rome is often considered to be obnoxious and overbearing.
Nevertheless, the controversial radio host did absolutely nothing wrong whatsoever in this instance.
On the contrary, Stern, who has overseen a pathetic four NBA lockouts since becoming commissioner in 1984, made an utter fool of himself.
Stern is wrongly credited with boosting the popularity of the league in the 1990s and 2000s.
In actuality, the wannabe badass grasped onto Michael Jordan’s coattails and luckily reaped the benefits of having such a megastar at his disposal.
“Shame on” David Stern for being a bully and the most overrated commissioner in the annals of North America professional team sports.