Goodbye, David Stern

David Stern made his final pick announcement as NBA Commissioner just now, announcing a made-up player going to Golden State or something. The Brooklyn crowd did him right, giving him a Standing O and booing Adam Silver. Silver then brought out Hakeem Olajuwon, the first pick Stern ever announced, wearing the same suit he wore back in 1984, to see him off.

Stern, however controversial at times, has done wonders for the game internationally and financially. He was also entertaining far more than any Commissioner needs to be. Thanks for a great 30 years (almost all of which I’ve been alive for…scary), David Stern.

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