Though the league has tried to hush it up, David Stern was fired over the weekend. His body entered a comatose state sometime in the wee hours of Sunday morning, though many in the league office couldn't tell. Some thought he had merely paused in mid sentence for a few hours. It turns out that not even his brain could believe what his mouth had said about "basketball reasons" and was trying to climb out of his ear, but got stuck.
Anyway, with the commissioner out of commission, the search for a new commish need go no farther than right here at BrightSideoftheSun, which is always bursting with BrightIdeas (at least it seems that way at 1:00 in the morning).
Without further ado, what would YOU do if you were the commissioner? How do you fix the NBA? How can teams keep their superstars? Is there any way to avoid the inevitable march of the league's best big men to LAL (Wilt, Kareem, Shaq...Howard?)? Is it possible for NO to hold on to Paul? Can the Clips keep Griffin? OKC Durant? Was there any way to keep a home state player like LeBron in CLE?
All right, guys, and gals,--er, ladies, what is your best solution for keeping superstars on their teams? Franchise tags, ala the NFL? Unlimited max salaries so teams cannot afford more than one superstar? A league-owned trade committee with broad veto power on all trades? Dwight says he wasn't consulted on player moves to ORL. Should superstars somehow be so inextricably linked to teams that they also have a seat in the Front Office?
(OR-- Do you even think the system is broken and needs to be fixed? Player movement generates a near infinite amount of press and speculation-- Look how the Decision kept an ADHD nation's attention for weeks, providing an enormous quantity of grist for the mill of the national media. How much player movement is best?)
Lock and load, peeps. Give us your best shot at fixing the NBA!!
[A poll has now been added after the jump.]