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Sources: David Stern stepping down as NBA commissioner in 2014

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member


  2. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    See ya Shorty.
  3. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    So what will Stern's legacy be?
  4. And yet, Gary Bettman continues to thrive. Sigh.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Frozen envelopes and a certain Game 6.
  6. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing you're talking about Game 6 of the 2002 WCF but it took me time to figure that out and I'm someone who's watched that game probably two dozen times. I don't think it's something the average fan -- or nonaverage, I suppose -- is going to think of. And if they do, I don't think it's in a "Stern manipulated it," kind of way (I'd argue more people blame the 2006 Finals on Stern than the '02 WCF). But since I'm a Lakers fan and an anti-Stern-conspiracy guy, maybe the Kings-Lakers game has a bigger impact with people than I'm giving it credit for.

    Obviously the final 15 years of his tenure took away from the first 15, and which commissioner could have blown it from '84-98 with Magic, Larry and Jordan? But I think he did a great job getting the league through some rough patches post-Jordan and right now it's in great shape. The Paul trade fiasco was also a huge hit to his legacy but overall I think he brought a lot of great things to the league.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Sources now saying that Isiah Thomas is being considered as a possible replacement.
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member


    "The details of my life are quite
    inconsequential. ... Very well, where do I begin?"
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  9. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    First mob commissioner in American professional sports.
  10. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    This. And let's not forget he inherited a mess from Larry O'Brien. League's reputation was a bunch of druggies.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He'll be remembered for helping bring the league to the highest level, but he will definitely also be remembered for being in charge when some pretty shady shit happened.
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