By Paul Newberry
AP National Writer
There’s a disconnect when David Stern starts talking about the state of the NBA.
On one hand, apparently, things have never been better.
“We’ve had a great season,” the NBA commissioner said just before Miami knocked off Dallas in Game 1 of the NBA finals. “I would say the most important thing for us is that the play of our players has captured the imagination of our fans. If you look at print, blogs, TV, social media, there’s an incredible amount of buzz around our game.”