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David Stern

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Sports Executive

The Resume

    (September 22, 1942-January 1, 2020)
    NBA Commissioner (February 1, 1984-February 1, 2014)

Why he might be annoying:

    He is a lawyer.
    He created the WNBA.
    He is accused of being biased toward the large-market teams.
    He allegedly fixed the 1985 NBA draft lottery in order for the New York Knicks to get the first pick.
    He had a cheesy moustache during the 1980’s.
    He was commissioner during the NBA's first work stoppage (1999).
    He thinks the NBA should expand into Europe, despite the league’s failures of expanding into Canada.
    Some think he rules the NBA with an 'iron fist.'
    When asked if it was a unanimous decision to suspend Ron Artest for the 2005 season, he remarked, 'It was unanimous. 1-0.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He had humble beginnings working at his father’s deli.
    He is considered to be one of the most powerful men in sports.
    He turned a league that was in financial ruin and chaos to a league of unprecedented international popularity.
    He instituted a salary cap in the NBA.
    He revamped the NBA All-Star game, making it a festive event.
    He was so successful that the NFL tried to lure him away as its own commissioner (he declined, 1989).
    He participates in numerous public service activities.

Credit: Hoxy

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 153 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 19 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 34 Votes: 94.12% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 253 Votes: 64.03% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 2095 Votes: 67.92% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 4749 Votes: 81.72% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 549 Votes: 83.79% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 1768 Votes: 68.27% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 2471 Votes: 74.99% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 1224 Votes: 75.82% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 194 Votes: 76.29% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 146 Votes: 71.23% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 356 Votes: 68.82% Annoying