Sports News 01-01-20
NBA – Former NBA Commissioner David Stern passed away at the age of 77. Mr Stern was a lawyer/businessman who served as the NBA Commissioner from 1984 to 2014. Stern was credited with increasing the popularity of the NBA in the 1990’s and 2000’s. The year Mr. Stern became commissioner was also the year talent such as Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, and John Stockton entered the NBA. Former NBA stars have tweeted their condolences.
Very sad day for basketball. We saw David Stern a lot in the 90s and I found him to be kind, thoughtful and almost always the smartest person in the room. He was an innovator who helped grow our sport into a global game and his impact will never be forgotten. RIP, Commissioner. pic.twitter.com/FzlJwnJmrK
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) January 1, 2020
Today the #NBAFamily lost a legend, a leader that changed our game for the better. A father, a husband, a friend.
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) January 1, 2020