Get ready sardines and liver, David Stern is going to leave a worse taste in people’s mouths than you.
I’ll be the first to point out that David Stern has been commissioner longer than I’ve been alive. Therefore I obviously wasn’t around for the frozen envelope stuff and what not, but in my recent years of NBA fandom you can see the wheels falling off.
Yes, Stern, Bird and Magic may be credited with saving the NBA, but the lasting impression of Stern certainly isn’t a pleasant one.
Because of my limited viewpoint, so to speak, we’ll start with the things that have occurred in my years of fandom.