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Stern's choice of tie says it all Sunday

Updated: November 22, 2004, 10:20 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- His last name usually doesn't describe his public demeanor, but Commissioner David Stern was exactly that on Sunday night, while formally announcing the punishment for players involved in Friday night's fracas in Detroit.

His staunch manner and his tone of voice matched the message he was hoping to send.

Players who played a part in the melee would be suspended for a total of 143 games. More than half of that penalty was for one man alone -- Indiana Pacers forward ...

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