Jim Rome Asks David Stern If NBA Lottery Was Rigged, Stern Replies “Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife Yet?”
So a lot of people are freaking out over this interview. Stern calling out Jim Rome for beating his wife! Jim Rome is a wife beater! In reality Stern was just trying to point out that he didn’t appreciate Rome’s line of questions. By asking someone “Have you stopped beating your wife yet?” whether they answer yes or no, you are admitting to beating your wife at some point. Whether you currently are or you were in the past. Basically Stern trying to call out Rome for assuming the facts before the question and manipulating the interview. Which I would understand if Jim Rome said “Is the lottery still rigged?” But all he said was “Was the fix in?” So at no point did he really imply that it was in the past and he’s asking whether it is still currently fixed. Right? I feel like Stern trying to say Rome was entrapping him with that line of questioning makes him look like the asshole. Because this was more of just a one time question.
By the same token I do think the NBA conspiracy theorists are out of fucking control these days. Every game is rigged, no matter who wins or loses. Every series is rigged, no matter who wins or loses. Every lottery is rigged, no matter who wins or loses. I understand a guy like Jim Rome has gotta ask those questions because thats the prevailing buzz out there in the media world and amongst the fans. But at the end of the day if you genuinely think that every game is rigged like the WWF, you’re just trying to stir the pot. The Patrick Ewing draft was fishy. Tim Donaghy was downright illegal. Guys like Knick Bavetta have track records that are a little too strange to ignore. Superstars and the home teams will always get the benefit of the doubt. But lets pump the brakes with the rigged conspiracy David Stern puppet master bullshit. Its played out.
PS – You can’t call someone out for using cheap tactics and taking shots and then say “I’ve gotta go call someone important like Stephen A Smith.