Stern was a guest on Rome's rambunctious/repetitious/repetitious/ radio show a couple days ago. Rome planted the question on Stern about whether the NBA draft lottery was rigged. Stern didn't do the Gary Bettman dance. Instead, he pounced on Rome like a rabid bat. An old bat, but a rabid bat. (Stern is around 72) Stern didn't like the question so he asked Rome 'Have you stopped beating your wife?' an old legal conundrum that Tundra M. can speak more to. Rome knew the adage so he didn't blow out at Stern. Stern then said he had more important calls to take like Stephen A Smith, which evidently hurt Rome more than the wife question. However, Rome said it didn't make him mad. Thats why he's spent the last 2 or 3 days lambasting Stern for the inappropriate remarks and trying to roast the knishes out of the commish..... It was obvious Rome was setting a bear trap for Stern and loves the media attention. What he didn't expect is that many people now think Jim Rome has beaten his wife and Rome has to be in denial mode daily - which adds more credence to Stern's little rumour.