Adam Silver is a nice guy, or so I’ve come to believe.
There are those who will tell you the exact is opposite, but they say so in a whisper. They are not what is known in NBA headquarters as an FOA (Friend of Adam), and thus they fear and loathe him the same way so many basketball fans fear, loathe … and hate, yes hate, outgoing commissioner David Stern.
Fairly or unfairly, Stern has become a lightning rod for every grievance known to the casual and/or hardcore fan. And every time be makes a public appearance, they let him know how they feel.
In the history of sports, has any single person been booed with more lust, and more times, than Easy Dave?
Don’t think so.
So in one respect, Silver has things easy as he prepares to step into the top job at the NBA beginning next month.