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You can say this much for David Stern. He doesn't need a nickname to live up to. His own will do just fine. Stern responded decisively to Gilbert Arenas' less-than-subtle revealing of firearms in an NBA locker room (that of the former Washington Bullets, no less)áùan indefinite suspension, with Stern alluding to "perhaps worse" to come. This shouldn't come as a surprise. Stern suspended Boris Diaw and Amare Stoudemire from a Game Five playoff game for merely leaving the bench.áHe felt justified in suspending Ron Artest for the rest of the 2004-05 season for wielding fists in the arena. It's no surpriseáthe commish would view the wielding of guns in an NBA arena as exponentially worse. In truth, how can the punishment, even unfinalized as it is, be criticized? In any workplace, would yo ...

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