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MIAMI -- When David Stern's 30 years as NBA Commissioner officially end on Saturday and he hands the reins to the ever-capable Adam Silver, the league's proverbial suggestion box will be re-opened like never before as he tries to continue growing this global game.

And none other than LeBron James may be the first in line to share a few ideas.

The Miami Heat star said Tuesday that he's in the process of making a wish list of sorts that he will eventually share with Silver, the deputy commissioner who began with the league more than 20 years ago and who has held his current position (as well as Chief Operating Officer) since 2006.

"Um, I'm making (a list)," James said. "I don't know if I want to make it public knowledge right now, but hopefully I can sit down with the Commish – the soon to be Commish – and just throw out some ideas where I feel like the league can be better, and hopefully he has some ideas for me to see on my part."

James, who said he planned to schedule a formal meeting with Silver, lauded Stern for the job he has done and gave Silver a warm welcome.

"I think (Silver) is great," James said. "The opportunities I've had to be around him as he's been the assistant commish, he's been amazing. He's easy to talk to. He's someone that understands the business, who understands what the game of basketball means to everyone – the owners, the players, the coaches, everyone. Everyone included, the whole pie. I'm looking forward to him. I'm excited for him, and best of luck to him. Hopefully he can get 30 years in too like David was able to get. Who knows what his 30 years can do for the game."

As for the changes he envisions and may seek, he hinted that they are minor.

"We don't need major change," James said. "This game has grown from just being in America to over almost 300 countries right now…But the game can always be bigger. There's a lot of people who love the game who are not able to watch the game, so I feel we can broadcast it in more countries as well and continue to inspire people that want to play the game, who love the game. It's the greatest game in the world to me. Obviously I'm biased, because I'm in it, but you know the things that we're able to do out on the floor to inspire people is unbelievable."

James took a gracious tone and shared his respect for Stern as well, making it clear that the lockout that created such an acrimonious gap between James and the league's players and Stern and the league's owners in 2011 has long since been bridged.

"David has been great," James said. "Obviously we had a lockout and (things) of that nature, but at the end of the day, the players want more, the owners want more, we all want more. You know, we all want more, like that little girl in the commercial, 'You want more, right?'

"But at the end of the day, you can't knock what David has done with his credentials and his resume. He came in in the 80s and was able to build the game like it is today – can you name another commissioner that's better than him, and what he's been able to do for this game? I don't think so."

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