Stern always had a plan B (lawyer) in case his passion to
basketball won’t yield a job in the NBA.
He never used that plan B.
Stern served as the NBA commissioner for 30 years and turned
the league. From a league which was known for its drug addicts and unprofitable
games to a league that worth Billions of dollars.
Michael Jordan said –
“Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today,
he guided the league through turbulent times and grew the league into an
international phenomenon, creating opportunities that few could have imagined
David suffered a brain hemorrhage in mid-December and underwent
The NBAPA announced –
“The entire basketball community is heartbroken. David Stern
earned and deserved inclusion in our land of giants.”
Stern was the commissioner of the NBA from Feb 1st,
1984 until 2014. Under his control the NBA became a $5 billion industry per
The current NBA commissioner, Adam Silver said – “Because of David, the NBA is a truly global brand — making him not only one of the greatest sports commissioners of all time, but also one of the most influential business leaders of his generation. Every member of the NBA family is the beneficiary of David’s vision, generosity and inspiration.”
Nets all star point guard, D’angelo Russell said to The Post–
“It’s the waiting game as far
as chess moves have to be made. … There’s a lot of big fish out there that have
to find their destinations so I think I’ll [fall in line after that] … So
whenever that times comes that I have decisions to make on my own, I think I’ll
be well ready for it.”
The Nets might consider pairing Russell and Kyrie in the
backcourt. Kevin Boyle, who coached both guards said it will “1,000 percent”
It wasn’t easy at first, but a 26:3 run in the second half helped
the Raptors to win Milwaukee 100:94 in game 6 of the eastern conference finals
and advance to the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
Toronto managed to get to the finals for the first time ever
in franchise history. Toronto have the home court advantage in this series and
will host the Warriors Thursday night.
The Bucks opened the game strong and in the end of the first
quarter they led 31:18. The Raptors fought back and the half time score was 50:43
for the guests.
Milwaukee led by as much as 15 when the clock showed 2
minutes left in the 3rd quarter, but 10:0 run led by Kawai Leonard
in the last 2 minutes of the 3rd, cut down the lead to just 5 points.
From then on, the Raptors took the lead and finished the game
Kawai scored 27 points, collected 17 rebounds and dished 7
assists and made history by carrying the team to its first final appearance ever.
It was pretty obvious at the begging of the season after
signing Demarcus Cousins, but things didn’t go their way throughout the season
with many injuries and too many shocking loses.
Later in the post season, they lost Kevin Durant, arguably
the best player in the world, and Demarcus Cousins, one of the best centers in
Some reporters and sport analysts said it’s over for them
after losing Durant in the series against Houston.
But then things started to click, and the Warriors went to
beat the Rockets in 6 games, and swept Portland in the conference finals.
Curry was huge and had MVP like stats, Green was a defensive
force and a triple double machine, and Klay provided lockdown defense and spacing
the floor. They looked like the team that won 73 games 3 years ago, poetry in
In my opinion, the absent of Durant and Cousins just showed
the world that the Warriors is the best team in the world, and they can lose two
all-stars to free agency but still be a force to reckon with.