Soon-to-be-retired commissioner David Stern presided over his final NBA draft last night, and as has been the case throughout his career, he was enthusiastically booed each time he appeared on stage.

The boos have been a tradition of Stern's tenure, and he's always greeted them with a bemused smirk. Last night, Stern seemed to get an extra bit of enjoyment out of each boo, knowing that it was his last chance to revel in the fans' hostility. So if you see David Stern on the street next year, do him a favor and boo right in his face. He'll probably love it.

[TBL]