If you were wondering why David Stern attended last night’s Jazz-Suns game, you’ll be pleased to know that it wasn’t simply to create a disturbance in the Force. Channing Frye hit that shot completely on his own–through a completely separate arrangement with the devil at a crossroads. Stern’s visit was much less sinister: He’s the keynote speaker at the inaugural State of Sports Awards ceremony being held at the ESA today.
In fact, it only seemed appropriate that Stern would be in the house to preside over the public reconciliation between Greg Miller and Karl Malone. As it turned out, it was the only good thing to happen on the night.