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Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern, the basketball-loving lawyer who took the NBA around the world during 30 years as its longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global powerhouse, died Wednesday. He was 77.

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Free Speech For Me But Not for Thee in Liberal Sports Media

ESPN’s racially divisive website that goes by the name of The Undefeated has been asking why certain athletes and those in the sports world haven’t been speaking out about social issues, politics, or anything that would allow someone of note to comment about injustice.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: (L-R) USWNT soccer player Abby Wambach presents Caitlyn Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

David Stern Backs Adam Silver on Legalized Gambling

Following the Tim Donaghy scandal David Stern worked passionately to restore the integrity of the NBA by assuring fans that gambling by a referee on games he officiated was simply an isolated incident. But less than a decade later, Stern, his successor, and league owners look to collect.

David Stern and Adam Silver Photo by Kathy Willens