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NBA: Former commissioner David Stern remains in serious condition after brain hemorrhage

David Stern

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Commissioner of the NBA David Stern speaks onstage at the 2nd Annual ‘NYVC Sports’ Venture Series: The Future of Sports Digital Media panel presented by NYVC Sports during Advertising Week 2015 AWXII at the Liberty Theater on October 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for AWXII)

Grant Lamos IV

Former NBA commissioner David Stern suffered a brain hemorrhage and underwent emergency surgery on Thursday.

NBA release:

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern remains in serious condition following emergency surgery to address a sudden brain hemorrhage on Thursday. He is receiving great care and surrounded by his loved ones. The Stern family and everyone at the NBA appreciate the incredible outpouring of support. Our thoughts and prayers remain with David and his family.

Stern oversaw the NBA’s rise through Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and globalization. A fierce presence, Stern also battled both players and public perception of players, including through two lockouts.

Hopefully, Stern’s fighting spirit will help him through this.