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Commish also calls comments 'hateful'

Updated: December 13, 2003, 9:07 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Rasheed Wallace called out the NBA, but commissioner David Stern doesn't seem interested in listening.

One day after Wallace accused the league of profiteering off of young, black players, Stern issued the following statement:

"Mr. Wallace's hateful diatribe was ignorant and offensive to all NBA players," he said. "I refuse to enhance his heightened sense of deprivation by publicly debating with him. Since Mr. Wallace did not direct his comments at any particular individuals ...

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