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The Iron Sheik tells NBA to stop being greedy. That should do it.

Nov 17, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT


Well, if NBA players and owners are not going to listen to David Beckham and end this lockout, we’re going to have to bring in the big guns:

The Iron Sheik.

Yes the famous, racially-stereotyped wrestler pitted as a counterbalance to Hulk Hogan’s All-American good guy persona of the 1980s has weighed in on the NBA lockout. Finally, we have the voice of reason. And he thinks their all stupid. (Thanks to Eric Freeman of Ball Don’t Lie for this one.)


There you have it. Complete with a reference to Virgil that I don’t get in the least.

You want to argue with the Iron Sheik? I thought not.

  1. silk32 - Nov 17, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Hilarious! This made my day. Now if we could only get Sgt. Slaughter and Rick Flair to weigh in.

    • michiganhockey11 - Nov 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

      Let me tell you somthin’ brother…… better drink your milk, say your prayers and take the deal to play ball this year!

  2. marquisalexander - Nov 17, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Lets see, The players have given the owners 1.7 billion dollars and what they’re asking for is the ability to play out their contract and then be able to choose where they live, where they work, where they raise their families? But they’re the greedy ones?

    • burnsy - Nov 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM

      He said “NBA people.” Don’t you put words in the Iron Sheik’s mouth, lest you wish to feel the wrath of the Camel Clutch.

      • michiganhockey11 - Nov 17, 2011 at 3:47 PM

        HA! I had forgot his signature move! Isn’t that the same as the Boston Crab?

  3. parkcityute - Nov 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    The players won’t listen to the NHL athletes, to Beckham so now The Iron Sheik gives his tweet. I think next it needs to be Hacksaw Jim Duggan, now that’s the ticket! The small market owners have to be able to make a profit, or at least break even. It they are bleeding out tens of millions per month, it is not a viable business model. When they lose the small markets, they lose the viable system. Most players understand this. Their player rep. does not. Like was said by the players, they do not negotiate their own contract, and the rep. does not either, so they don’t want him negotiating their contract either.

  4. mjbulls45 - Nov 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    go to youtube and search “iron sheik goes nuts” and also watch the slapping at the ultimate warrior convention too,


    also watch ultimate warrior is insane video…

  5. michiganhockey11 - Nov 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    They are greedy in the sense that they are paid more money than 99.9% of the world makes playing a GAME.

    Take the hints from your NHL bretheren, not worth the lost paychecks and lost season.

  6. lookatthefarside - Nov 17, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    The iron sheik needs to give JoePa the Camel Clutch.

    • michiganhockey11 - Nov 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM

      Too soon?

  7. nathanbetz91 - Nov 17, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    It doesn’t matter who says it because it’s the truth. Seriously it’s stupid they do this to make more money but it’s just ironic because as of now they aren’t making anything. They just need to cut their losses and start the season, because what all this shows is how they care more about Thier money than Thier fans which is exactly what the iron sheik said.

  8. goforthanddie - Nov 17, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    The NBA and the players should now officially be ashamed of themselves.

  9. toegoat - Nov 17, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Jimmy “Fly” Snuka is flabbergasted

  10. cantonbound13 - Nov 18, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Iron Shiek for Comish! All players would have to wear wrestling boots with the hook at the end of it & a person committing a technical fouls should be subject to 2 minutes in the Camel Clutch! Love it!

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