David Stern's ups and downs

UP: GOING GLOBAL Stern took the North American

Stern took the North American game and made it popular all around the world, opening doors for players such as Yao Ming, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili to become stars in the league and for NBA players to participate in the Olympics. | (Credit: AP)

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With NBA commissioner David Stern retiring on Feb. 1, 2014, Newsday's Al Iannazzone looks back at Stern's ups and downs from across his 30-year term.

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