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."
Well, unless Phoenix can pull a 2004 Red Sox, they're done and San Antonio will be representing the West in the Finals. It's amazing how the Spurs have the innate ability to expose teams. Hopefully Phoenix can take at least 1.