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NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses with the No. 1 overall draft pick, Kyrie Irving, of Duke, who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June, 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Photo by: Bill Kostroun
NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses with the No. 1 overall draft pick, Kyrie Irving, of Duke, who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June, 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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