The LeBron James Rule: The NBA’s Tampering Temper

May 27th, 2010 by Ross Lipschultz Leave a reply »

             Even after forgetting the names of both players’ names and what year it is during the NBA Draft on multiple occasions, David Stern has become one of the best commissioners in professional sports.

            To be fair, when the other competitors are Bud “Most Sports End In Ties” Selig and sadist Roger Goodell, it’s not too difficult.

            But if Stern wants to be the best head honcho of our day, he needs to make one change: eliminate the anti-tampering rule.

            This law would make Hammurabi gag. It prevents teams from talking about players on other teams until July 1, when free agency begins. Apparently, the league takes verbal communication with the words “LeBron” and “James” as blasphemous, because three NBA executives have received hefty fines for these words.
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