STAN VAN GUNDY
Did Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy really just compare NBA commissioner David Stern to Muammar Gaddafi? Yup.
A frustrated Van Gundy blasted Stern “and his minions” after center Dwight Howard, his star player, was suspended one game for picking up his 16th technical foul of the season. Van Gundy said earlier this week,
“This is the system David Stern and his minions like, so that’s the system you have. I certainly can’t have an opinion because David Stern, like a lot of leaders we’ve seen in this world lately, don’t really tolerate other people’s opinion or free speech or anything. So I’m not really allowed to have an opinion.”
Snap! Stern countered by saying he was going to talk to the Magic about Van Gundy’s “aberrant” behavior. Stern further predicted, “We’re not going to be hearing from him for the rest of the season.” The Commish also took a personal shot at Stan Van saying, “I see somebody whose team isn’t performing, whose star player is suspended, who seems to be fraying.”