It always happens like this, and it's wonderful. David Stern gets booed mercilessly all night at the NBA Draft, then the crowd gives him one final sendoff before cheering wildly for Adam Silver. Stern enjoys it, and has been trolling all night, and Silver plays to the crowd.
The reactions are all just so wonderful. The crowd never stopped booing Stern, giving it to him each time he made his way on stage. And as the commissioner said his goodbyes, the crowd did the same.
There's even a fan in ref attire giving Stern a tech.
Moment later, Silver appeared from backstage to wild applause, yelling out "Good evening New Jersey!" It's just a fantastic tradition, you guys.
You've been excellent, New Jersey. Excellent in your own special way.