Originally Posted by carp
Has any commissioner ever really been popular?
I think he's referring to Bosh, Lebron and Wade. Still, it validates my point all the more. Stern gets blamed for everything even if it isn't his fault. Lebron decided to wimp out and take a pay cut to shortcut a championship. You can't really blame Stern or the league for that. While the system allows for players to resign with their own team via bird rights, big time free agent movement is limited due to the cap. Had Lebron stayed in Cleveland, nobody would be complaining but he left and now Stern gets the blame even though the system is no different in either scenario.