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SBD/October 19, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NBA Lockout Watch, Day 111: HBO's Gumbel Compares Stern To "Plantation Overseer"
Published October 19, 2011
GOING TOO FAR? VMW Communications Owner Vince Wladika wrote on his Twitter feed, "HBO and Bryant Gumbel looking for cheap publicity by pulling out the 'racist' card on Stern. What a total lack of class on their part.” Turnkey Sports & Entertainment Senior VP Steve Seiferheld wrote, “B.Gumbel labels David Stern as a 'modern plantation overseer'. It's 2011; slavery rhetoric insensitive & rude. #sportsbiz #NBA #FAIL.” USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt wrote, "I'm sure this went over well w/Stern." Bleacher Report's Dan Levy wrote, "I can't wait until David Stern calls Bryant Gumbel 'some kind of sports media pharaoh.' #letmypeoplego."