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Strange day and David should have been celebrated in the NBA history ending in controversy hours after the lock out officially ended yesterday.
Commissioner David Stern vetoing a trade.
That would have sent mega star Chris Paul to join another mega star Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles -- some owners were furious about this deal.
And -- of players are accusing the commissioner of kowtowing to the owners let's ask one of those owners whose.
What's really going on Peter Guber who owns the Golden State Warriors and his good friend of ours.
So -- where do you stand on all its on this on the commissioner coming in and vetoing.
A -- Well from my only view is exactly what the facts are the facts are that the commission -- If you will manage the at the -- of the whole lead.
And the whole legal owns that team and they're going out of the -- own my own his.
That particular team is has to be -- -- in a sense overseen by the league because the legal owns that dinner that was sold.
And so therefore he had to do was and what he thought was best for that team in the league -- -- to execute on that basis.
But it it's very presided.
For those who don't know I mean I guess what happened is the New Orleans team got in trouble at one point the NBA stood in.
And took over the team is -- is that how they became owners of the of the team.
Economically yes it was a vote of the -- to take him above the owners to take over the team when the team and that the economic problems and that it had to -- -- -- Jack sperling.
Who is the general manager that if you -- the chairman of the team has done a phenomenal job of 101000.
Season tickets this year.
And so the team was on the right being -- but the oversight all of that had to be of course by the league itself they had to -- was -- -- the best interest of headed.
It is a strange situations like if the NFL took over Jackson dollars on where it that the TV it's actually owned by the organization but.
It is a small market team may be on the right track but it is still one of those small market teams -- -- -- that is.
As a as a risk of losing players to big teams like the -- like the lakers -- center and that's isn't that why David Stern did it because he's worried that.
That kind of spirit would spread in the NBA.
No I don't think so but that's just an opinion I don't think so I think he did it for the reason he said he did it need to protect that bad you.
I think the bad it was already was -- to protect that's my opinion.
What I would say is that small market teams always a bad a challenge.
Keep getting and keeping elite talent being competitive and this whole CBA was designed to help.
Foster that to try to get a great competitive advantage among all the teams and try to create an environment where anybody could be.
-- -- -- -- I'm not trying to stir up a fight here but I mean obviously some owners -- it certainly it's LA lakers are upset about this is they.
They wanted the deal they wanted to Paul to come to Bab RR where to owners come down on this where they say where they yes split our most of them forgot I.
Certainly a lot against it I'll -- I didn't hear a lot of noise -- I saw you in New York yesterday briefly.
I said I didn't hear a lot of noise about this at all really not outwardly all from anywhere and any any quarter.
You know maybe the cut fashions were worried because.
They didn't want to go to New Orleans.
And I -- or anything else okay.
Let's move on to the NBA itself and how close.
We came dudes are two real disaster I mean there is thank god there's a season a -- -- begins on Christmas Day here.
Or thereabouts -- how dangerous was it for NBA how close to disaster was.
Well you know I think -- perilous you know trying to -- Rangel thirty don't isn't trying to angle 450.
Players are more and ages and manages all to find a new way.
To reorganize themselves that at some parity in some fairness to all concerned is a challenge -- really a real big challenge and I think that they've Eastern League.
Did a great job in the and the players association.
Did a great job and no one's ever -- -- a column for real look at what it is alright hey what it is there's a mix of different dress.
And about I think everybody wanted to get it back on track and to salvage the season they did more than that.
You know launching a Christmas that they does that exciting proposition is a lot of noise the ticket sales have been very robust and so I think I think it's going to be fine I really believe it's -- -- be buying but the real interest is these kinds of elements can can really -- fans for any sport.
You know I isn't -- need -- to warmth in Italy food or clothing housing.
So you don't want you wanna habitually them to the experience you don't want that kind of interruption that would have been bad for everybody involved.
While bad -- how bad I've I've just wondering if there were some teams that -- look at -- bankruptcy.
Well I think it would -- truthfully my own opinion not.
-- -- and on every league it would -- MAV mutually assured destruction and mean you know really.
You know each side had weapons of mass destruction in their hands.
And and sober minds this overheads and it is in individually -- you know convened to try to get a solution and I think they did.
You know you can't make everybody happy when you have a negotiation and you can't not gonna make -- -- it's a mix I think.
We're all committed to the fact that the lead.
Had to be protected the -- at the reserve and the and the billions of dollars and people there were invested in in the cities and everything around it.
Had to be waited so so I think they all did a pretty -- good job and I'm.
I'm glad it came to this to this result.
Peter go over congratulations Peter by the way have a wonderful season with a gold -- worse thank you very much for coming -- Peter good to see it.
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