Listen, I appreciate what David Stern did for the NBA. He brought the NBA back to relevancy and took it out of the days of tape delayed NBA finals. I can't believe there was ever a time when the finals of one of the big 4 sports was tape delayed, but that's for another time. For all the good he did, he was (is) an arrogant, power hungry, smug dictator (being smug is the worst of qualities) that ran over anyone who had the stones to stand up to him. My hatred for David Stern boiled over during a recent radio interview with Jim Rome (Rome is a raging douche, too) where Rome asked Stern if the "fix was in" when referring to the Hornets (an NBA owned team at the time with a 13.7% chance of winning the #1 pick in the 2012 draft) winning the 2012 draft lotto. The following insinuation and back and forth is the stuff dreams are made of. Check out the audio below. If you haven't heard it, it's fantastic.
I'm happy Stern is gone. Maybe the NBA will stop fixing games now so K Smoove and the boys have a chance to knock off Stern's horse, LeBron.
Thanks for the story Blackface.