Hooray, basketball season is here! I’m ready.
But unfortunately things got a little awkward and confusing for basketball fans when NBA Commissioner David Stern made probably the worst mix up of his career during the Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat game in Miami tonight.
In his attempt to show solidarity with the millions of Americans struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Stern wanted to show that his thoughts and “abiding concerns” were with them.
The only problem is that he named the wrong hurricane when he spoke.
“Before we begin, I know that everyone here and around America watching has in their thoughts and in their abiding concerns those who were affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. That said, we have a celebration tonight.”
Yikes. And the sad part is, no one made it an issue to correct him. How about somebody shouting, “Sandy, Hurricane Sandy!” to help the guy out? Miami Heat owner Micky Arison, who was standing right next to Stern, also remained silent.
“Thoughts and ABIDING concerns?”
I know, I know, he meant well, but people in America PRAY too you know, commissioner.
Hurricane Katrina occurred in 2005.
Nevertheless, let the games begin, woohoo!!