David Stern, longtime former commissioner of the NBA, passed away on New Year's Day at the age of 77. The league released a statement on his passing, and teams and players everywhere have been giving their thoughts on the man who became a figurehead for the game of basketball.
To honor his legacy, all 30 NBA teams will be wearing a black stripe on their jerseys for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
The black jersey stripe has been used in the past as a tribute to significant members of an organization or the league. Stern was a titan in the broad scope of the league's history, and brought the NBA to heights nobody could have imagined back when he took over in 1984. A fitting way to remember one of the most important people in the history of basketball.