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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DAVID STERN

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https://www.si.com/vault/2006/11/06/8393241/the-world-according-to-david-stern
An SI writer was invited to join NBA commissioner David Stern's five-country, eight-game, seven-day tour of Europe last month, during which Stern schmoozed, cajoled, teased, challenged, lectured and charmed sponsors, corporate executives, players, coaches, NBA employees, journalists and fans. The writer also was the direct object of all the above verbs, especially teased.

by JACK McCALLUM Sports Illustrated - November 6, 2006
"I saw you yawning just now," Stern said one day, "and I heard you snoring during the ride to the airport. Is this too much for you?"
"I heard you snoring too," the writer said.
"Yes, but I have an excuse," Stern answered. "Unlike you, I'm actually working."
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