David Stern, the highs and lows

5-on-5: The reign of a game-changing commissioner and the road ahead

Originally Published: October 26, 2012

David Stern is stepping down as NBA commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014 in favor of successor Adam Silver. What did his extraordinary time leading the NBA into a new era bring? And what will the end of his tenure dating to 1984 mean for the NBA?

Our writers go 5-on-5 …

1. What has been David Stern's greatest accomplishment?

Chris Broussard, ESPN The Magazine: There were several "obstacles'' for Stern to overcome in making the NBA a popular sport: In the 1970s it was viewed ...

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