With the Donald Sterling scandal dominating headlines around the sports world this week, who would have expected Bill Clinton's name to pop up amid the news?
Clinton had nothing to do with the Sterling fiasco personally, but one of his top aides was involved, an aide that helped the former U.S. President maneuver the Monica Lewinsky scandal that rocked the nation in the late '90s.
Doug Sosnik was a political director at the White House during Clinton's tenure and has been advising the NBA for the last decade. With the Sterling situation, politics and sports collided and NBA commissioner Adam Silver turned to Sosnik for help.
Silver took the podium earlier this week, releasing a statement while the world watched, answering some of the hardest questions a league commissioner has ever faced in sports and showing what Sosnik called "real leadership."
Check out Fournier's complete story on Silver and how the NBA commissioner's actions can provide a template for political and sports leaders, both now and in the future.