David Stern was booed like usual when he stepped to the podium at the NBA Draft on Thursday. The commissioner was obviously prepared for the negative attention, and he even seemed to enjoy it. At one point he put his hand to his ear to indicate that he enjoyed the boos from the crowd, like he was encouraging them to bring it on (seen above).
It’s surreal that a person in Stern’s position would exhibit such unprofessional behavior. His arrogance and “bring it on” attitude reeks of a lack of respect for the fans. This seems to me like his way of saying “Yeah, we may have crooked refs, lottery-fixing accusations, and the villainous Heat winning titles, but you love it and can’t do anything about it.”