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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Commissioner David Stern used to be a lawyer. On Monday, he dusted off a common tactic utilized at depositions. Stern instructed the witness not to answer a question. At a press conference regarding the purchase of the New Orleans Hornets ...

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Commissioner David Stern used to be a lawyer. On Monday, he dusted off a common tactic utilized at depositions.

Stern instructed the witness not to answer a question.

At a press conference regarding the purchase of the New Orleans Hornets by New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, ESPN’s Ed Werder tried to ask about the football team’s bounty situation and its contractual contractual stalemate with quarterback Drew Brees.

“I’m not going to allow Mr. Benson to answer that,” Stern said. (There’s no word on whether Stern then wagged his finger Mutumbo style while saying, “I’m in your head, Werder.”)

Stern justified playing defense for Benson by explaining that the press conference had nothing to do with his football team. “This is an NBA thing,” Stern said. “And if ESPN has a problem with that, they can call me at the office.”

Benson did talk about his ability to operate two franchises, and the first order of business seems to be finding a new name for one of them.

“I like would all of you to help me with this, too,” Benson said. “We want to change the name from the Hornets to something that means New Orleans or Louisiana. You know, the Hornets don’t mean anything.”

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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I heard Stern put his head in his hand when Benson made the plea to change the Team's name. I think Stern moved up a notch in my book, the way he shut Werder up.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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David Stern is a good blocker. He blocks trades, why wouldn't he block an NFL question?
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