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Think fast! NBA ref throws a ball at Wyndham CEO during a game



May 20, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: N , BA

Here's an odd story that ties together the world of sports and business (two of my favorite things).  At halftime of a close game two between the Lakers and Suns last night an unruly fan got in the face of one of the officials, who in turn threw a basketball at him.  

Anyone who has ever tried to attend a basketball game with their family knows that normal humans don't get to sit that close to the court, especially for a playoff least not without dropping a several grand.  So the logical question is, who is this joker fan who freaked out and got in the ref's face?  It must be someone rich or famous right?  Sort if, it was Franz Hanning, is CEO of Wyndham Vacation Ownership.  Ahhh, is this how a top executive of a large corporation (WYN) should be acting in public?  Definitely not, especially when we're talking about a company that sells its products directly to the general public.

The ref's actions in this incident weren't right and I'm sure that he'll be punished by the league, but if I was a Wyndham shareholder I'd be pretty annoyed with this guy's actions.  This is the face of your organization for pete's sake.  Good grief.

Think fast! NBA ref throws a ball at Wyndham CEO during a game


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