Maybe I'm alone here, but due to David Stern's increasingly more dictator-like behavior. Do you think the league would be better served by a commissioner who actually has a lifelong history within the NBA or even the sport of basketball? We are all well aware of Stern's involvement as legal council with the NBA. However, no one can argue that Stern has himself been an intrugal part of the league's development on or off the court. In my opinion, being a highly paid, albiet trusted, lawyer for the league's interests doesn't necessarily make you qualified to be commissioner. Does anyone believe that for the life and integrity of the sport, the NBA would be better served with a commissioner along the lines of say: Jerry West, Walt Frazier, Bill Ruseell, or Dave Bing? Wouldn't players and/or coaches with a long history of contribution to the NBA be better suited to take on matters of importance with respect to the league.