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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:32 pm    Post subject: David Stern dead

He was 77. RIP.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:24 pm    Post subject:

What a huge shadow he cast. At once visionary and petty, brilliant and tyrannical. Knew how to ride bird and magic, got a lot of miles with the one star to rule them all mj years, the totality of which almost killed the league when mj retired. Saved by his foresight into global using the league.

His history with our team, from his acknowledgement of the value of having the Lakers to his endless quest to black hat them and even stymie them based on his east coast bias, is a very muddy thing. And apparently he wasn’t a very nice guy to work with or for (there’s a rumor that Adam silver is actually on 35 years old), or personally.

Anyway, RIP to a huge figure in the sport.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:59 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
What a huge shadow he cast. At once visionary and petty, brilliant and tyrannical. Knew how to ride bird and magic, got a lot of miles with the one star to rule them all mj years, the totality of which almost killed the league when mj retired. Saved by his foresight into global using the league.

His history with our team, from his acknowledgement of the value of having the Lakers to his endless quest to black hat them and even stymie them based on his east coast bias, is a very muddy thing. And apparently he wasn’t a very nice guy to work with or for (there’s a rumor that Adam silver is actually on 35 years old), or personally.

Anyway, RIP to a huge figure in the sport.


What does on 35 years mean?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:55 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
What a huge shadow he cast. At once visionary and petty, brilliant and tyrannical. Knew how to ride bird and magic, got a lot of miles with the one star to rule them all mj years, the totality of which almost killed the league when mj retired. Saved by his foresight into global using the league.

His history with our team, from his acknowledgement of the value of having the Lakers to his endless quest to black hat them and even stymie them based on his east coast bias, is a very muddy thing. And apparently he wasn’t a very nice guy to work with or for (there’s a rumor that Adam silver is actually on 35 years old), or personally.

Anyway, RIP to a huge figure in the sport.


What does on 35 years mean?


"only"?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:03 pm    Post subject:

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Yep.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:07 pm    Post subject:

Waiting to hear if Kobe honors him with a tribute.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:05 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
What a huge shadow he cast. At once visionary and petty, brilliant and tyrannical. Knew how to ride bird and magic, got a lot of miles with the one star to rule them all mj years, the totality of which almost killed the league when mj retired. Saved by his foresight into global using the league.

His history with our team, from his acknowledgement of the value of having the Lakers to his endless quest to black hat them and even stymie them based on his east coast bias, is a very muddy thing. And apparently he wasn’t a very nice guy to work with or for (there’s a rumor that Adam silver is actually on 35 years old), or personally.

Anyway, RIP to a huge figure in the sport.


Yeah, I mean, there's no question that he is a giant figure in basketball history and deserves major props for his part in growing the game from where it was in the late 1970's, in the dark days of taped-delayed NBA Finals games. And I would never, ever wish harm on the man or be glad that he's now gone. However, it would be highly disingenuous of me to express sadness at the news of his death. Yeah, not gonna happen.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject:

Wino wrote:
Waiting to hear if Kobe honors him with a tribute.


He did.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:18 am    Post subject:

The league wouldn't be the league as we know it without him.

I only met him a few times and didn't know him well. I certainly can't describe his attitude toward me as anything resembling warm & friendly (the first time I met him, he let out a big sigh) -- but I do have friends who worked closely with him for a long time, and all of them talk about him in glowing terms.
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