Stern and Bryant "Big Country" Reeves at the 1995 draft. (Manny Millan/SI)
Stern hands Michael Jordan the 1996 MVP Award. (John Biever/SI)
David Stern's 1998 lockout beard. (Ray Abrams/Getty Images)
Stern and LeBron James at the 2003 NBA draft. (Manny Millan/SI)
Stern awards Kobe Bryant the MVP Award of the 2011 All-Star Game. (John W. McDonough/SI)
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.