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How Much Do Professional Sports Commissioners Make?

During tonight’s NBA draft, commissioner David Stern has been shaking hands with the league’s newest crop of rookies, welcoming them into a life of luxury and a potential lockout. If there is a work stoppage, Stern will manage just fine financially. Here’s the scoop on what he and the other major pro sports commissioners earn [...]

Why Michael Jordan’s Fancy New Sneakers Cost $5,000 Per Game

Who doesn’t love Air Jordans? They’re favorites of everyone from basketball players to the fashion conscious. When the shoes first hit the market, though, they had a high-profile naysayer: NBA Commissioner David Stern. Nike released the first design of its instant-classic line of Air Jordan sneakers on September 15, 1985. On October 18th of that year, [...]