It is being reported by ESPN that things got incredibly heated during the negotiations between the NBA players and Commissioner David Stern. Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat allegedly got incredibly angry at Stern during the conversation and made some strong and “pointed remarks.”
Chris Broussard is saying that the meeting became “incredibly heated,” when Stern kept pointing his finger at the players. That’s allegedly when Wade yelled, “You’re not pointing your finger at me. I’m not your child.”
At that point, many of the players left the hotel, with Union Chief Billy Hunter working to calm the players down. Chris Broussard said that the owners are “stunned” by the players’ commitment to winning the battle of negotiation. Also, during the confrontation, Wade allegedly referred to Commissioner Stern as “David” on multiple occasions. Wade, LeBron James and Chris Paul have all stated to the union that they are willing to sit out a year instead of giving up additional concessions in order to save the season.