- May 9, 2013
- AFL Club
- West Coast
It's a tough one to judge his career.Really saddened by the passing of David Stern, when you compare how many muppets have run the NFL, FIFA and The AFL over the years, he truly was one of the finest sporting commissioners ever. I always loved his championship and finals MVP presentation, the 2008 Celtics run being a favourite of mine (‘somewhere, someplace, Red is lighting up a cigar’)
The game helped become a global powerhouse because of Stern (and of course, Larry, Magic, Detroit Bad Boys and MJ) in the 80s/90s (The golden age of the NBA for me)
Looking big picture it's nothing short of amazing, but the question is how much was him and how much was 'right place at the right time'?
I don't have the answer to that.