Jason Whitlock on David Stern's legacy: "Stern was a bully. He convinced everyone, employees and reporters who covered his league, that he was the smartest, most dangerous man in the room. His profanity-laced tantrums were legendary and effective. His ability to make his enemies uncomfortable was real." [ESPN]

Shoals on David Stern: "And that's why your retirement is both sad and in some sense, a relief. There's nothing quite like the softening of authority figures, like those presidents who voters want to have a beer with, or prize-winning novelists playing Boggle. At the same time, the feeling that I've repeatedly been

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