Halloween with no NBA is a very possible event. This is something I hoped not to see. LB hoped that the idiots that run the NBA (Davis Stern and company) would have realized the importance of settling this labor dispute. I have always equated the beginning of the fall with NBA basketball. Of course, as a kid, I just enjoyed trick or treating. Now, as I have aged, I still enjoy Halloween but I love the NBA. I yearn for those first games. Another year, another storyline— will Larry Brown come back to coach yet another team? Will Lebron ramble about 7 championships then not deliver? Will Shaq dress in drag? What NBA team will relo this year? I live for the next off the wall predictions from Chuck Barkley. I love to watch my boy Kobe in the twilight of his career. I’m waiting for his game 6 top of the key MJ moment. That has all been taken away from me.
Now, Kobe is buying a Villa in Italy. He is going to play basketball overseas. This is a disgrace. What should be my time to watch basketball has been overshadowed by greed and spoiled brats. I’m not sure who is the worse brat— the players or the owners? I tend to believe it is the owners. They are lead by the pompous man Mr. Stern. Does this man not realize that by not playing ball the brand of the NBA will become irrelevant?
MLB survived their lockout by allowing the roids to run rampant. With the roids we had the infamous Mcguire/Sosa race to 62 home runs. The NHL lockout nearly destroyed that sport. Well, that, and signing a TV contract with Versus. Never heart of Versus till that boneheaded decision. Even if they were the red-headed stepchild for ESPN they were better off there.
Today, the NBA announces they have cancelled preseason. Today, I announce that I cancelled my NBA League Pass. That is the only subtle protest that I can muster. However, if the preseason is cancelled, how much time is left till they cancel the rest of the season?
Lets hope they can hash out their differences so I have more to watch than my 5′ 9″ neighbor lowering his adjustable basketball goal down to 7 feet to show off his windmill dunks!