First of all, "a light in the darkness of misbehaving sports fans and players?" WTF? It looks like Stern has taken a page from Dubya's book. And "players and fans alike?" We're STILL waiting on you to punish the fans, you lying prick!
J.B.: After the "basket brawl" between the Pacers and Pistons, you moved swiftly, quickly and thoroughly. Did that incident create a black eye in terms of the way the sport was perceived around the world?
Stern: It couldn't have helped. There are those who say, "Any publicity is good publicity." That's wrong. It showed us at our weakest moment. The only way we can deal with that is to strengthen our resolve that it won't happen again. We will be a light in the darkness of misbehaving sports fans and players. We will demonstrate to players and fans alike that sports should be our proudest moment rather than one in which we are ashamed.