You may remember the recent kerfuffle that arose when Stan Van Gundy compared David Stern to a Libyan dictator. It was just more proof that Stan deserves his own talk show whenever he's done with the , but much to my dismay, Van Gundy was roundly criticized for the remarks. For what it's worth, as someone who once compared the NCAA to Al-Qaeda, I stand with Stan.â†µ
Besides, as Dan Le Batard says today, Stern's rebuttal may have proven Van Gundy's point. Doesn't this sound like a dictator talking?â†µ
"I would venture a guess that we’re not going to be hearing from [Van Gundy] for the rest of the season. I think when he stops and reads what he said, realizes what he did, he will say no more. I have whatever influence the bylaws and constitution give me, and they’re substantial, but I have a feeling some modicum of self-restraint will cause Stan, and the team for which he works, to rein in his aberrant behavior."â†µ
A little bit, right? It's okay, you can say yes. David Stern won't give you any gag orders.â†µ
Check out Le Batard's full piece here.