Last night was a touching draft for the NBA, as Commissioner David Stern announced the 2013 draft picks for the last time. In fitting form, the fans gave Stern the booing, we’re sure deep down he’ll miss, before giving him a standing ovation for 30 years of (Overall) solid service. While Stern has caught some heat for intervening a bit too much in the league, it has run like a well oiled money making machine for the better part of his thirty year reign.
The new guy, Adam Silver, is well suited for the job, Darth Mauling Supreme Chancellor Stern. Silver became NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer in July 2006 after his appointment was unanimously approved by the NBA Board of Governors. Silver is pretty acclimated already in his career being named to the 100 Most Influential People in Sports by BusinessWeek, the Sporting News and the SportsBusiness Journal and named to Time’s 20 Global Business Influentials.
With that said, Silver is a fresh face in a sea of faces already in the public eye that mirror his own. We’re here to distinguish those faces you know and recognize from Commish Silver. You’ll thank us later.
Adam Silver- NBA Commissioner
This is Adam Silver. He’s your new NBA Commissioner.
The Dean From Community- Not NBA Commissioner
This is Dean Pelton also known as Jim Rash, who plays a Joel McHale obsessed Dean, who is constantly reaching for the approval of his student body and then some. This is not NBA Commissioner Silver.
Mr Burns- Not NBA Commissioner
Charles Montgomery “Monty” Burns, usually referred to as Mr. Burns, is a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. Burns is the evil owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. He is attended at almost all times by Waylon Smithers, his loyal and sycophantic aide, advisor, confidant and secret admirer. This is not NBA Commissioner Silver.
John Malkovich -Not NBA Commisioner
John Malkovich is an Academy Award nominated actor. He’s best known for his roles in Of Mice and Men, Con Air and Being John Malkovich. This is not NBA Commissioner Silver.
Bunsen Honeydew- Not NBA Commissioner
Bunsen is a bald, bespectacled, lab-coated scientist who would do periodicscience segments from “Muppet Labs”, where the future is being made today. This is not NBA Commissioner Silver.
Bill Hader as James “The Rajun Cajun” Carville- Not NBA Commissioner
This is SNL Actor Bill Hader as political analyst and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, James Carville. Carville is a political commentator, media personality and prominent figure of the Democratic Party, but again, not NBA Commissioner Silver.
BONUS: Wallace from Wallace and Gromit – Not NBA Commissioner
A british claymation series that centres on Wallace, an absent-minded inventor and cheese enthusiast, and his companion Gromit, an anthropomorphic intelligent dog.