Stern's legacy is diversity, giving

Updated: February 1, 2014, 2:14 AM ET
By Richard Lapchick | ESPN.com

Every major news organization in the United States and many overseas have been writing commentaries and tributes to David Stern as he steps down this week as NBA commissioner after three decades.

Understandably, most of the articles have focused on the business and culture of the NBA. I want to make sure that Stern is also recognized for his unique efforts on race and social justice issues. This includes not only creating programs that help communities in the United States and around ...

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