• Retiring Stern made All-Star event more than a game

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 18, 2013
    And with Stern less than a year from retirement, it will be up to Adam Silver to continue to grow All-Star weekend when he takes over on Feb. For 30 years of options, David Stern's answer came surprisingly quickly. Asked his favorite All-Star memory as NBA commissioner, he chose the 1992 game, when Magic Johnson returned to win MVP honors after retiring the previous fall because of the HIV virus. Only the most special All-Star Games leave us with lasting memories and this one will be no different, contrived as it might have been. "It used to be a one-day get together, and it's now not only a weekend, I mean it goes way beyond that, when you look at the host city and all the preparation that takes place," said longtime Phoenix Suns owner and executive Jerry Colangelo.
    Source: nba.com
    • LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and other All-Stars should not forget that commissioner David Stern made NBA All-Star weekend

      James and all the other stars shouldn’t forget that Stern did a lot to get the league to where it is now - a $4 billion-a-year, globally known circuit that was nothing more than a troubled, mom-and-pop operation when he came aboard in 1978.

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