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Video: David Stern is amused by being booed at NBA Draft

2012 NBA Draft

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 28: NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks during the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at Prudential Center on June 28, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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It is an annual tradition, like overpriced water at the Coachella music festival.

Fans at the NBA Draft boo NBA Commissioner David Stern with gusto.

Stern seems amused by it and starts trolling the crowd, really dragging out the “champion Miami Heat” line and at one point putting up his hand to his ear like Hulk Hogan. It was vintage Stern.

Of course, later the crowd goes crazy for Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, showering him with love. As if Silver had not been the hardliner from management during the NBA labor negotiations last summer.

I can’t wait until three years from now when we can boo Silver and wildly cheer whoever his No. 2 is.

Hat tip to Ball Don’t Lie.