Come on guys... Stern isnt the one whos ruining the league, the players are. If anything, Stern is trying to protect the league. He had to kill that Chris Paul to LA deal, the owners were against the trade, and the Hornets were getting screwed.
Stern isnt the problem here, its the players who are slowly ruining the league.
You would have never seen Magic and Bird form a super team during the 80s, or Stockton, Miller and Ewing form a trio to get past Jordan and the Bulls. Stockton is the greatest pure PG of all-time, Miller was a top 3 2G of our era and Ewing is one of the greatest centers of all time, none ever won a championship, but if they would have formed a trio together? They would have won over 5 championships together. It would have never happened though, because Ewing was NY, Reggie was Indy and Stockton was Utah. Players of the 80s and 90s had too much pride to join forces like that.
Pierce, Allen and KG really started it. They had great success with their Boston trio. LeBron, Wade and Bosh were next to follow. Made the finals during their first year together. Now its Amare, Carmelo and Paul who tried to form an unfiar trio. NY just didnt have the trade pieces. And now its Dwight Howard looking to join forces with D.Williams. Etc, etc.
Lets not blame David Stern for trying to save the league, lets blame these players for lacking the type of heart and pride that Jordan, Ewing, Reggie and Stockton all played with.