Remembering David Stern

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How a sports pioneer brought basketball to kids like me

Courtesy photo David Stern as a guest speaker at the Brainstorm Tech 2012 Conference. He was the NBA commissioner for 30 years; from 1984 to 2014.
As I’ve said before, I’m a big sports fan. Name a sport and I probably can you more than you care to know about it. However, I recently realized that as much as I love baseball, football and soccer, my first love was basketball of the NBA variety. On Jan. 1, former NBA commissioner Davis Stern died. With his passing, the sports world lost a person who shaped what we know today as modern…

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