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NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern Talks Basketball and Sports Gambling

Stern discusses the future of sports gambling and his legacy as NBA Commissioner
David Stern discusses the future of sports gambling and his legacy as NBA Commissioner.

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern was one of the outspoken voices in favor of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, which effectively outlawed wagering on sporting events nationwide — with a few exceptions, most notably Las Vegas. But since stepping away from the NBA’s top office in 2014, Stern, 74, has changed his tune on sports betting.

 

2012 NBA Draft: Pick-by-pick Recap

The madness of the 2012 NBA Draft, from Dion Waiters' rise to Kentucky's historic six-man draft class.
<p> The madness of the 2012 NBA Draft, from Dion Waiters' rise to Kentucky's historic six-man draft class.</p>

As always, the NBA Draft started at breakneck speed. Commissioner David Stern came out from behind his almighty Oz curtain and was greeted as he has been for years — with aggressive booing from the Prudential Center crowd.

“Thank you for the warm reception,” Stern said, in a tone normally reserved for Jim Rome.

From there, the parade of bad suits, embarrassing family and awkward TV could not be stopped.