Six of David Stern's lasting impacts

NBA Commissioner David Stern leaves after a press conference at the NBA board of governors meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in New York. Stern will formally step aside on Feb. 1, 2014, after 30 years and Deputy Commission Adam Silver will become the new league commissioner

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Across 30 years as NBA commissioner, David Stern presided over the league's colossal global growth. He impacted the NBA in a variety of way that will be long remembered. Here are six of them.

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