The most dramatic, tense, uncomfortable NBA weekend in recent history ended with the flexing of a new commissioner’s muscles and the kind of galvanization the sport and the league has rarely known.
Welcome to the Adam Silver era of the NBA, who on his 88th day in office became a commissioner not just for the owners (see Gary Bettman and Roger Goodell), not just for the players, not just for the fans, but for the game: The kind of commissioner we ask for and hope for and rarely find.
We want a commissioner to do what’s right. We want one to act in the best interest of the game. We want them to consider the fans, the players, the history of the league, all of that.