NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern – stemming from his time as active NBA commissioner overseeing New Orleans as owner representative and vetoing the Chris Paul-Lakers trade – called Pelicans general manager Dell Demps a “lousy general manager” who might lose Anthony Davis.
Inappropriate? Probably. Stern still holds an official title with the league, and that remark was bitingly direct about a current team employee.
But as long as they’re employing Demps, the Pelicans are doing right to stand up for him. And that last sentence about Adam Silver – what delicious shade of Stern.