The following statement was issued by NBA Commissioner David Stern in regard to Rasheed Wallace's recent public comments: "Mr. Wallace’s hateful diatribe was ignorant and offensive to all NBA players. I refuse to enhance his heightened sense of deprivation by publicly debating with him. Since Mr. Wallace did not direct his comments at any particular individuals other than me, I think it best to leave it to the Trail Blazers organization -– and its players and fans -– to determine the attitudes by which they wish to be defined."
The NBA owners approved the proposed move of the Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City, 28-2, with Dallas and Portland dissenting. And David Stern had some cold-ass words for those trying to keep the Sonics in Seattle.