terrible commissioner? I don't care how big of a role stern has played in this lockout.. but he is the BEST commissioner any american sport has seen in hte last 25 years.
He took the NBA to global heights no other american league has ever seen. NO american league is as popular as the NBA internationally
what did Stern do to enhance that? He got the commisioner job and then was handed Bird n Magic,Then MJ....then players like Shaq whose personalities outshined their counterparts in other Amaerican sports.Plus noone really cares about baseball until you get in into,and there isnt a place for american football to grow because of soccer.He got into Asia bc of Yao.If anything he hurt the league,he went thru a lock out and then apparently signed in a system that apparently doesnt work,puts teams in cities where they leave in less than a decade bc it was a bad choice in the first place,and then overextended the league.Plus...I know the owners pay him but,he needs to somehow be a little less biased.He has let the negotiations turn into stupid namecalling...i dunno...maybe im wrong lol.