David Stern's perfect timing

Updated: October 27, 2012, 11:45 AM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

The timing was perfect. So gangster. So Stern.

No one can say they saw it coming, yet no one can say that it was unexpected or a surprise. For the NBA commissioner, it was much more a matter of "when" as opposed to "Why hasn't he … ?" that seemed to be the conversation piece. And he decided Thursday that he was going to share with us his immaculate sense of timing.

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