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David Stern passes away due to brain hemorrhage

The former NBA Commissioner was 77 years old.

2012 NBA Draft
RIP David Stern.
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On Wednesday afternoon, former NBA Commissioner David Stern died due to a brain hemorrhage he suffered on Dec. 12 in New York City. He was 77 years old.

Stern was the NBA Commissioner from 1984-2014 where he played a major part growing basketball into the global sport it is today.

Thank you Commissioner Stern for the hard work you put into the game we love!