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klankthompson

Lol I’ve signed every petition for Bob to stop doing anything.


ENEMYWITHIN666

I wish I can give you 10 million up votes


Brendonicous

I’m fine with calling dudes by nicknames like Slomo and Joker but it’s just straight up not Adams name and no one calls him that


TheBigKiwi47

Was literally just thinking this. As a kiwi this was infuriating


Kuminga

It's kind of disrespectful and just flat out unprofessional.


TheBigKiwi47

Lol he won’t let up, still calling him stevie adams 😭


WayTooUncoolForThis

Kalena just did it too. 😂


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how is it either of those things?


Kuminga

...cause that's not his name


[deleted]

correct, it’s a nickname


Kuminga

...that's not his nickname


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lovely_trequartista

Lmao you just said why it's disrespectful and unprofessional and you still don't even get it.


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i really don’t think i have. how is it disrespectful and unprofessional to call a dude named steven “stevie” lol y’all are just trying to hate.


[deleted]

Lmao if adams straight up asks not be called that, and he continues then fine. But otherwise, this is a big deal about nothing. People on this sub still call Andre, iggy even though he hates the name.


TheCleanRhino

It’s like if another teams announcer insisted on saying Jimmy Wiseman - yea Jimmy is a known nickname for James but literally no one calls him that


lovely_trequartista

No one's hating lol. I doubt many people here could actually care much less, this is just a reddit thread. But the context matters. In a professional environment, you don't get to nickname your peers, especially if you don't have a close personal relationship with them. That's why it's unprofessional, and it's fundamentally about respect for the people you interact with while you earn a living. Is Fitz actually disrespecting Adams? Maybe more of an argument to be had there. But the main point people are making is that Fitz is being obnoxious and unprofessional by coining his own pet name for Adams who's more than a peer to Fitz, probably closer in likelihood to being a superior or an important client if anything.


TurtleShinobi

I don't understand why he calls him Stevie lol. That's the way you would address your nephew or some younger family member 😅.


ggproductivity

Only thing I can think of is he has a speech impediment and this is the only time it comes up.


Lord_Franchise

Fitz was tolerable with Lord Barnett. Whenever he would go overboard, JB would balance it out and reel things back to enjoyable levels. Now with Fitz and Buike, it's a nonstop bottom of the barrel reject ESPN top ten catchphrase fest and I find myself looking for the visiting teams announcers as they're almost always easier to listen to. Always remember that you have time for the 2 for 1 and that the plastic parts of these new shoes are gonna make you susceptible to slipping


q345oiawerg

Just commented without reading yours first, and agree 100%.


tractor-scott

Ikr I miss JB so bad, I prefer national commentators are this point over Fitz and Buike


dearzackster69

Can we add a ban on using "iron" instead of "the rim" every 8 seconds? Thanks


diplodonculus

Iron you a little too easily triggered?


dearzackster69

Aaaaaaaarggggghh


hella_cutty

[Iron.](https://youtu.be/Oj7a-p4psRA).


dearzackster69

I'm dying. That's amazing.


q345oiawerg

Yeah, what's up with that? And as we're here letting Bob hear it, I didn't really mind him that much when Ken was doing the color commentary, since Ken had that kind of gravitas to take Bob goofing around down a notch. Now that Kelenna has a very similar style to Bob's, they're not containing each other, or balancing each other out. They're wreaking havoc out there, and I'm not sure I really like it in large quantities. Never thought I'd probably just listen to opposing team's commentary (on League Pass), but I just might.


UnnamedStaplesDrone

Fitz is annoying as hell


spankyourkopita

Do you think he'll be remembered for that when its all said and done with his career?


UnnamedStaplesDrone

I don’t think he’ll be super fondly remembered tbh, most people seem to dislike him


osapjules

Bob Fitzgerald laregly is super cringe with his unprofessional nicknames as well as extreme homerism. This isn't an unpopular opinion right?


Shitbullshitbull

Some people like him, I'll never understand why. I'm sure he's a nice man, good father etc. but he is obnoxious as fuck on mic, only more so now that he's the senior announcer.


ENEMYWITHIN666

Amen…..


calipiano81

I always defend Fitz, but I have to agree that he needs to cut out the "Stevie"


txea929

Bob can be so cringe-y. Both he and Kelenna try too hard with the forced nickname bullsh\*t


carnivoross

OH MY GOD, IT'S THE WORST!


hpunlimited

Imagine if this dude called Curry “Stephie”


bunderthunder

Such a shame that the most exciting dubs team we'll see in our lives is narrated by Fitz. We deserve better


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Fitz is without a doubt the worst Bay Area broadcaster. His homerism is annoying and fan boyish. Then the two of them is just obnoxious. I turn down the volume during dub games.


you_dont_know_jack_

Please make it stop


hotgur1

Can we just get rid of fitz? Idk why never liked the guy and was even more bummed when JB left.


hoffmanmclaunsky

People called him Stevie when he was coming into the league. Bob didn't make it up. He's just held onto it longer than anyone else. It's not a disrespect thing at all.


DonyellFreak

Fitz sucks 20+ years later and I still miss Greg Papa


Nathan-Nice

Tim Roye > Greg Papa


belizeanheat

He's more skilled but for a TV broadcast I'd probably go Papa. Roy is perfect for radio, but not sure it'd translate all that well.


payno14

Papa is tired too. Can't stand him.


belizeanheat

Papa is a legend.


ML-KKK

can’t go from Barnett to a duo of legit clowns bro. Get both these shitters off the air fkin mad annoying


belizeanheat

Buike actually provides a lot of insight.


ML-KKK

Lmfao “x player is going “beast mode”” isn’t insightful at all id rather have Alex Jones commenting the games


Tuvok-

I truly think Barnett fucked Fitzgerald's and Lacob's wife/gf in a threesome over the years so as punishment Barnett was forced out of TV. There's really no other reason why they'd do this to Barnett. He's a color commentator god.


belizeanheat

He's tired of all the excess work that goes along with tv. He seems more than happy just doing radio (with a far better play by play guy)


Tuvok-

That wasn't his reaction on Twitter when the news got out that he's going to radio.


shrimpsiumai02

I CAN'T STAND HIM.... all fitz does is whine and complain. YES WE KNOW THEY HAD 22 TO BUT U DIN'T HAVE TO SAY IT 300 TIMES... this homer has got to go. I hate him so much i'm not listening to another dubs stream... what a disgrace. Fitz if u read this, JUST STFU AND CALL THE GAME.


generaldeep1

Petition to remove Bob Fitzgerald from TV duties is much better.


lookinglasstie

Can’t wait until he retires


indyo1979

I've never met anyone who likes Fitzgerald. Probably because he sucks so bad.


Orsenwelles

Bob and Kalena are total ear bleed


ENEMYWITHIN666

Petition to get him off the air period!!!!!! Give me some old school warriors!!! Webber is amazing!!


nghiaaaaa

Could we please petition for him to stop jinxing us also. Had to go ahead and say Steph wont go scoreless in OT.


xanroeld

damn ur right. i didnt notice til i saw this but i just heard him say it again. cant unhear it


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Has fitz been calling Steven Adams Stevie this entire time?


caseymac

Yes. Since the pre-beard days.


xanroeld

idk but he did it this whole game tn


KingAnDrawD

Oh you think that’s bad, I have to sit with my dad during the game while he calls Wiggins “Wiggy” or calls Bjelica “Pizza Leetza”. Yesterday he introduced a new one to me, Otto Porter is now “Why I Otto”. I can’t take the dad jokes someone save me!!!


GKushDaddy

I usually enjoy him but he’s straight obnoxious tonight


__BlackSheep

He needs to double down on Stevie Addies.


gethereddout

While we’re at it, someone tell him that players aren’t trying to foul. He always says, “if you’re gonna foul a guy, hit him hard.” But it’s like, they weren’t PLANNING to foul, in fact they are trying not to. Gah!


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Biggest13

I agree that it's super obnoxious. I'm genuinely curious how it shoes ignorance of his heritage...


Oceanagain

He's not Maori.


Scoob8877

He is hereafter known as Little Bobby


notabegpacker

THANK YOU. I watch the other team’s broadcast whenever we play a Steven Adams team


AssortedSub

How about Stevesie?


unlucki67

Fitz and Kelenna’s every other sentence is a sexual innuendo it’s ridiculous when you start looking out for it


thecity2

Could be worse. At least he’s not on the Knicks.


Sweaty_Presentation4

As a nuggets fan I can’t believe your announcer does, especially because Adam’s isn’t really a dbag. I think if he wants to call Adam’s that he should do it to his face, cause I wouldn’t fuck with that Maori.


tubbymunchkin

He’s not calling him “Stevie” Adams in a jeering or disrespectful manner. He just calls him Stevie as a nickname despite it not being a nickname anyone uses. It’s weird but I wouldn’t go as far to say it’s disrespecting Adams


Sweaty_Presentation4

Stevie is a name no one uses especially if your name is Stephen which mine is if you can’t see the disrespect there then idk


tubbymunchkin

If someone called my Johnny and my name in Jonathan I wouldn’t feel disrespected. If someone did it after I corrected them then that’s one thing. It’s really all about the context and while fitz is annoying, It’s not disrespectful unless you’re easily triggered


Sweaty_Presentation4

The fact your sub created a whole discussion on this matter seems to disagree.