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Former NBA Commissioner David Stern stands on stage during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2014 announcement, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern smiles during a news conference after an NBA board of governors meeting in New York. The recently retired Stern was elected Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern smiles during a news conference after an NBA board of governors meeting in New York. The recently retired Stern was elected Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern smiles during a news conference after an NBA board of governors meeting in New York. The recently retired Stern was elected Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2005, file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses after a WNBA basketball news conference in Chicago, with Michael Alter, chairman and principal owner, and Margaret Stender, president and CEO, of the new WNBA franchise awarded to Chicago. He is not in the Hall of Fame, he never played in an All-Star game and he is about a foot shorter than most NBA stars. But try to find an NBA legacy more lasting than Stern's, who is retiring Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 after exactly 30 years on the job. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2007, file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern talks during an NBA Europe basketball news conference in Madrid. He is not in the Hall of Fame, he never played in an All-Star game and he is about a foot shorter than most NBA stars. But try to find an NBA legacy more lasting than Stern's, who is retiring Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 after exactly 30 years on the job. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2004, file photo, Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest gets back on the court after going into the stands after fans during a brawl with the Detroit Pistons with just 45.9 seconds left in an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich. Artest was suspended for 72 games, the longest Commissioner David Stern ever handed out for an on-court punishment. He is not in the Hall of Fame, he never played in an All-Star game and he is about a foot shorter than most NBA stars. But try to find an NBA legacy more lasting than Stern's, who is retiring Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 after exactly 30 years on the job. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 1998, file photo, from left, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo, and chief legal counsel Jeffrey Pollack, leave a meeting between owners and players in New York during the lockout. He is not in the Hall of Fame, he never played in an All-Star game and he is about a foot shorter than most NBA stars. But try to find an NBA legacy more lasting than Stern's, who is retiring Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 after exactly 30 years on the job. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)

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FILE - In this June 19, 1984, file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, shakes Charles Barkley's hand in New York, after the former Auburn University forward was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. Barkley was picked fifth in the NBA draft. Stern is not in the Hall of Fame, he never played in an All-Star game and he is about a foot shorter than most NBA stars. But try to find an NBA legacy more lasting than Stern's, who is retiring Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 after exactly 30 years on the job. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)