The man has already veto a trade this season now NBA commissioner David Stern wants the beef between Utah Jazz owner Greg Miller and former star Karl Malone squashed, immediately.
On Saturday we posted the news that of the back-in-forth between the Jazz owner and Malone in which the two sides had some very ugly things to say about one another. The feud has gotten so bad that Stern has urged a reconciliation, using strong language but stopping short of an outright mandate or a hint at any disciplinary action for the vocal owner.
In an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, the NBA commissioner said he wants a public spat between the two “put to rest.”
“I’m looking forward to the next meeting between Greg and Karl,” Stern told the newspaper at the league’s headquarters in New York before the Jazz’s Monday night game against the Knicks.
“A lot of (Karl Malone’s) charm is that he speaks his mind. But on this one … I’m not sure why Karl has put himself in the position of saying, ‘I don’t know the facts but I know what happened.’ When, in fact, he couldn’t have.”– NBA commissioner David Stern”Not for the sparks that I expect will fly, but for the calming that I think will and should occur,” Stern said. “Because [Malone has] meant so much to the franchise and the city over the years and to the Miller family, and the Miller family has meant so much to the franchise and the city for so many years.”
Hall of Famer John Stockton told The Tribune he’s worried the dispute will “tarnish” the legacy he and Malone worked so hard to build.
“What we all shared is so special,” Stockton said. “I just hope this can be resolved, because it was a special time for me and for everyone.”
So if you missed out on giving that perfect Christmas gift for a love one and really want to make it up to them, here is your chance. Some collector on eBay is trying to sell a used pair of former NBA and Utah Jazz star John Stockton’s 1989 game shorts or better known as nutters for the low low price of $999.99 and still cut off circulation to your apple sack.
NBA Jam officials are excited on their decision to return franchise later this year to the Nintendo Wii and NBA players are no different in this regard. Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love expressed his love for the game so much that he went online to stuff the ballots for his inclusion,
“I went online and kept refreshing my computer and voting myself into ‘Jam,’ I’m not going to lie,” said Love. “‘NBA Jam’ was my favorite game growing up, so I was on there all day voting for myself. I used to play as Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton or Karl Malone and John Stockton. I never even imagined that I could be in ‘Jam.’ I just want to get that team fire, get that blue ball … it’s going to be cool.”
Other players like Carmelo Anthony said he used to always use the New York Knicks with John Starks and Patrick Ewing. Anthony also can’t wait to see himself in the game saying that he’s not a high flyer, but they’ll have to have the ball on fire when he shoots.
To Golden State Warriors rookie Stephen Curry, just the mention of “NBA Jam” brings back special memories of playing as his sharpshooting dad, Dell, in the game. “I remember in ‘NBA Jam’ and ‘NBA Live 95,’ those were the two games where my dad just couldn’t miss.”