Unformatted text preview: and its players, thus creating “free agency”; the collective bargaining agreement that established revenue sharing, along with a salary cap; professional sports’ first anti-drug agreement; the creation of NBA Properties; and the establishment of NBA Entertainment. Some highlights of his career, along with the success of the altered market-savvy NBA persona, include winning Olympic Basketball in 1992 – allowing professional players to participate for the first time – and the founding of the WNBA in 1996. Stern is the longest-running commission in league history....
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