Found June 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
If someone posted that David Stern was a troll who existed solely on the power of the boos that rained down on him once a year during the NBA Draft, would anyone really doubt that? OK, not really. But on Thursday, the NBA commissioner presided over his final draft after 30 years as head of the league, and it has become somewhat of an annual tradition for the crowd in New York or New Jersey, or wherever the draft is being held, to boo him mercilessly. When he came out to the podium for the first time in the Barclays Center on Thursday night, he came out to a chorus of boos. "Good evening, and thank you for that enthusiastic Brooklyn welcome," he said, smirking. His smile widened as the boos continued. "And thank you to our passionate fans, who-" He was interrupted by a chorus of boos, and he smirked again. Then he mentioned Miamis second consecutive title, and paused to let the chorus boos rain down, his grin becoming that like of a child on Christmas morni...

Stern eggs on crowd at NBA Draft

David Stern definitely didn't go out quietly during his final NBA Draft. The NBA commissioner, who is completing his 30th and final year running the league, egged on the Brooklyn crowd during Thursday's proceedings at the Barclays Center. And the fans were more than willing to oblige, serenading Stern with boos each time he announced a pick. David Stern trolled the Brooklyn...

David Stern Puts Boo-birds Down With Amazing Diss

To say David Stern got booed last night is like saying a couple people in the country hate Obama. This guy got roasted. Every time he stepped to the podium, every time they said his name. But it was all in good fun if you can believe that. And Stern, in his 30th and final NBA draft, loved every minute of it. But that’s not to say he let the fans off without a good ribbing. Check...

Stern basks in the boos at NBA draft

The boos didn't bother David Stern one bit. The outgoing NBA commissioner was booed and jeered at the Barclays Center every time he took the stage at his last NBA draft - and he seemed to bask in it. Several times Stern smirked and paused to let the booing last a little longer, and he even egged the crowd on with subtle hand gestures that seemed to say, `Bring it on.' ...

Video: David Stern embraces boos during final draft

Thursday's NBA Draft marked the 30th and final in David Stern's tenure as NBA Commissioner.And it will certainly go down as memorable in more ways than just being Stern's last draft as the league's head man.It offered a shocking first overall pick, a countless number of trades, and a heavy contingent of boos, among others.The act of booing Stern at the NBA Draft has...

NBA Commissioner David Stern announces final draft pick, Hakeem Olajuwon shows up

NBA Commissioner David Stern came to the podium to announce his final draft pick ever.  The Phoenix Suns took Nemanja Nedovic and David Stern came out to a standing ovation. Stern announced that Deputy Commissioner Andrew Silver would take over as the new NBA Commissioner and the fans promptly started booing Silver.  Silver then said they had a surprise for Stern and Hakeem ...

Stern’s Last Draftpick Included His First, Is Pretty Amazing

At the end of the 1st round came a nice little surprise from the NBA. David Stern, announcing the final pick of his storied career, was surprised by Hakeem Olajuwon, the 1st ever name he read at the podium. And wearing the same suit he donned in 1984! It was a nice moment, I’ll admit it. A dream shake might have been the finishing touch, but I’m not sure if Stern’s artificial...

David Stern Announces Final Pick As NBA Commissioner, Gets A Suprise Visit From Hakeem Olajuwon

Thursday marked the 30th and final NBA Draft that David Stern has worked as league commissioner, as Stern will be stepping down from the commish’s office this February. After getting booed by fans at the Barclay’s Center all night, Stern was given a nice ovation by the crowd as he announced the final draft pick of his tenure. Immediately following the pick, Stern was greeted...

Hakeem Olajuwon Surprises David Stern At 2013 NBA Draft

Moments after David Stern announced the 30th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, his final one as NBA commissioner, Adam Silver had a surprise before taking over for the second round.  Stern’s first announced selection, 1984′s No. 1 pick, Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon, dressed in identical attire, came out for a cameo and honored Stern and his 30-year career.

2013 NBA Draft Pick-by-Pick Recap

David Stern’s 30th and final NBA Draft as Commissioner started like it always does — with the almighty Oz being booed venomously once he stepped...

Video: Gorgui Dieng Being Drafted

If for some reason you missed the NBA Draft last night and haven’t caught on to the whole DVR thing just yet, here is video footage as Gorgui Dieng gets drafted. I love that Gorgs will always be tied to one of the best troll jobs from David Stern at his last NBA Draft. We’ll have more content posted later this afternoon with how both Dieng and Siva will fit with their respective NBA teams.

The 19 International Players Who Stole The 2013 NBA Draft

When we look back on this 2013 NBA Draft, there are a couple highlights that will come to mind… Anthony Bennett going No. 1 overall to Cleveland, that tiny Boston Celtics hat sitting aloft Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira’s stellar afro, and Hakeem Olajuwon’s gracing the draft stage and embracing the outgoing David Stern as the commish made his final selection call of his 30-year...
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