Like most commissioners in professional sports they are normally in the midst of facing controversial issues. NBA Commissioner David Stern is no stranger to controversy. From his controversial stance in the NBA lockout to the almost trade with Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Lakers.
David Stern strikes again!! In the NBA Draft Lottery the Hornets were awarded the top pick in the 2012 Draft. Winning the draft lottery is based of percentages, but in this case it seems a little fishy. I say this because, Stern who is the commissioner of the NBA was once in control of the New Orleans Hornets due to them not having an owner. Now that Stern is not control he is still in the middle of controversy.
I don’t know if Stern had on his lucky “Blue Suede Shoes”, but the outcome of this fiasco will ignite some type of controversy. Lakers fans were pissed at Stern for not letting them acquire Chris Paul and this will only add to his list of haters.
Many suspected that the Charlotte Bobcats would win the lottery, but they are now expected to pick No.2. NBA experts are suspecting that former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis will be the top selection in the 2012 Draft. Davis is not Tim Duncan, but he will help improve a franchise in many areas.
The Hornets are not a large market team so they could use some buzz. Drafting Anthony will be the perfect recipe.
Stern has been praised as professional sports best commissioner, but with these last few blemishes he may be looked at in different fashion. Whenever Stern is asked about the draft lottery he will obviously dismiss any conspiracies dealing with the lottery process. No matter what comes out of his mouth we all know that actions speak louder than words. With Stern’s last few actions we see that it is in his best interest to take care of the team in the Bayou!