What David Stern Meant to the NBA

In 1984, when David Stern took over as commissioner of the league, the NBA was mired in drug problems, financial issues and marketing challenges. In the early 80s the Finals were shown on tape delay! Stern was a visionary who brought the Dream Team, the WNBA and billions of dollars to a league that became a worldwide phenomenon and a pop-cultural touchstone. Also, Don Larsen, the only man to pitch a perfect game in the World Series, passed away yesterday.

What David Stern Meant to the NBA

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