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Video: David Stern calls Hurricane Sandy ‘Katrina’ during Heat ring ceremony

Oct 30, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT

For some reason, David Stern gets booed by NBA fans at every arena where he’s introduced. It’s become hilarious at this point, especially in a place like Miami where Stern’s stance in favor of free agents’ right to choose enables super-teams to assemble — you know, like the one the Heat put together that ended up taking home last year’s title.

The boos were a little more deserved on Tuesday night, however, when Stern mistakenly referenced “Hurricane Katrina” instead of Hurricane Sandy, which is the one currently ravaging the states in the Northeast.

Unfortunate, to be sure.

[via Deadspin]

  1. captainwisdom8888 - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    David Stern is going to get booed, it doesn’t matter what the content of his message is.

    Who HONESTLY cares that this man misnamed a storm? What significance does the name really have? It was a devastating storm that took lives, caused billions in damage, and Stern was undoubtedly giving his condolences to those affected by it. So this is supposed to be a big deal?

    • dgbk - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:50 PM

      The least you can do is know the name of the storm or the condolences can come across as less then genuine. If I went to your uncle bob’s funeral shake your hand and say “I’m sorry for your lost, richard was a great man” will you say thanks for that? probably not

  2. kvvvv2391 - Oct 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    I agree with captainwisdom. So he made an error, lets all make a big deal and overreact like 3rd graders… I think you can find more important things to obsess about.

  3. barbeaux - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Don’t question him. He’ll cleverly accuse you of beating your wife.

  4. 700levelvet - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    What he said:
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of Hurricane Katrina…
    What he meant:
    Oh, there was a hurricane?
    What was actually thinking:
    Let’s get this regular season started, so we will be closer to my preordained Heat vs. Lakers TV ratings bonanza NBA Finals in my final season…..

  5. ironmike778 - Oct 31, 2012 at 6:16 AM

    @700 – LMAO. That’s perfect.

  6. wsuperman444 - Oct 31, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    with all the Power he seems to wheel this days maybe he was simply Moving Hurricane Katrina to a Bigger Market in the NJ/NY area from New Orleans…. on a serious note though my heart goes out to the victims of Hurricane Sandy

  7. wsuperman444 - Oct 31, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    with all the Power he seems to wheel this days maybe he was simply Moving Hurricane Katrina to a Bigger Market in the NJ/NY area from New Orleans…. on a serious note though my heart goes out to the victims of Hurricane Sandy God Bless them

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