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Deputy Commissioner Silver calls Gumbel’s comment “outrageous”

David Stern, Adam Silver

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver talk to the media after taking part in talks aimed at resolving the NBA basketball labor impasse, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)


David Stern has declined to comment on HBO’s Bryant Gumbel comparing him to a “plantation overseer.” Probably wise to take the high road there.

But NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver could not totally dodge the question during his remarks to the media after the Board of Governor’s meeting Thursday. He wouldn’t speak for Stern, but he did throw in a personal comment.