Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Jim Rome Continues to Suck
Jim Rome is a genuine dirt bag. He is everything a person should never strive to be. This time, he's decided to call out the NBA commissioner, David Stern. If you're going to do that, you're going to want to make sure you win.
In the conversation with Stern, which you can listen to here (skip ahead to 7:40 first), Rome asked Stern if the NBA Draft lottery is fixed. Stern's response? "Shame on you for asking." Rome immediately freaks out, hiding behind what other people have said, rather than owning up.
If you're wondering about Stern bringing up Rome beating his wife, that's just Stern trying to show how ridiculous the question was. I didn't know that either.
Rome chooses to keep digging himself further and further into a hole later in the conversation as well. When Stern accuses him of trying to get a "cheap thrill."
"Here's what I don't want to do, I don't want to say, 'hey commissioner, people would say...' because I'm going to ask a direct question. But people did wonder," he said. Wait a minute, earlier, you said you were asking only because other people were thinking it? So you are saying "people would say," you dumb ass.
Classic Stern when he tells Rome that he's made a career out of cheap thrills and is only pouting about the response, followed up by the greatest closing line, to which Rome has absolutely no argument, and I'm not sure he even understood completely.
"Listen, I got to go call somebody important, like Stephen A. Smith now. He's up next."
I'm not trying to take the commissioner's side, but insulting someone by comparing them to Stephen A. Smith is pure gold.