Players. Owners. Mediators. Can’t we all just get along?
There are droves who love basketball, but don’t care for the NBA. It’s more of a one-on-one showcase, wonderful for what it is, but when it comes to the team aspect of basketball, it’s better to look internationally for the best 5 on 5 team play.
That having been stated, the NBA is a league of superstars, and at that, superstars who are able to generate revenue for boatloads of regular folks like you and I.
For many, this has been the most frustrating aspect of the NBA lockout. Instead of being in the midst of a season, selling concessions, tickets, memorabilia and parking spaces, people are sitting at home, laid-off, laid-up and hoping for a deal.
The good news: A deal has been reached. The bad news: It’s tentative.
Nothing set in stone, nothing officially in writing signed, but both parties have agreed in principle to an agreement that will put teams in action on Christmas day. Merry Christmas from the NBA. I’m sure they’ll be happy if all fans–Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, other monotheistic and polytheistic believers, agnostics and atheists–join in the fun on Christmas day. It’s not a nod to the holiday, rather a staked claim on an opening day that nobody will forget.
This is very good news for those looking to get back to work, including the basketball players.