We know the NFL got “Playmakers” canceled.
So is it so far fetched to think the NBA determines ESPN’s hiring practices? Stan Van Gundy had a deal to work for ESPN’s NBA Pregame and Post game shows which everyone admits is terrible.
Suddenly the offer was pulled and Stan Van Gundy has a theory why courtesy of the Big Lead.
“No one at ESPN will tell us what happened. Certainly the NBA office isn’t going to tell us what happened. One of the quotes from ESPN in there – we had discussions, but couldn’t agree on a role … as is usual, that’s a bunch of BS from ESPN.
We actually did agree on a role, but then they came back and pulled that. That’s when we knew something was up.
Nobody is going to give a straight answer because … that’s just the way a lot of people operate … nobody there has the guts to say anything, so that’s what you deal with.
What I find fascinating … you have to give David Stern and the NBA a lot of credit … ESPN pays the league, and then the league tells them what to do. It’s more ESPN’s problem. You gotta have no balls whatsoever to pay someone hundreds of millions of dollars and let them run your business.
Just say what happened. Who cares? Who cares if I’m on there or not. Just come out and say this is what we decided and why … [ESPN’s quote] that’s just a flat out lie. Why would you do that? I don’t understand. We agreed on something, you changed your mind and pulled the offer. Don’t say we couldn’t come to an agreement. We did.”
Gundy doesn’t like David Stern and the feeling is mutual. Stern has a Napoleon Complex so this sounds like something he would do and ESPN hasn’t been neutral in their reporting in years, so I tend to believe Van Gundy.