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 morning.
Once the draft ...