Friday, October 7, 2011

I'm Having NBA Withdrawal Symptoms.

Soooo, it looks like the NBA season won't start on time after all. Owners and the players union broke off talks earlier this week, and unless an agreement is reached by Monday, regular season games are likely going to get cancelled. Lovely.

I went in with a buddy on our customary half season ticket deal, so my local NBA franchise has already got my money. I get cash back (plus interest) for my trouble, but at this point, I'm considering just cancelling the whole thing. It would have been great to see John Wall's sophomore season, the Heatles trying to get back to the Finals, Kobe & Tim Duncan's last stands, and the Mavs attempt to repeat, but honestly, I don't even care anymore. I'd probably be better off taking that refund and playing online bingo. It's probably more exciting.

I'm not sure if the NBA or the players have really thought this through. Yes, the sport is compelling in person, but with advances in home theater, it's not like watching at home isn't an equally reasonable alternative. I enjoy going to games, mostly just to get out the house, but not enough to reward a bunch of rich babies with my hard earned cash.

I think I'mma call about that refund soon.

Anyways, if you're an NBA fan (and yeah, I know it's not cool to claim such a thing right now) how are you handling this lockout? I'm watching more football, and got the new 2K12, so I suppose that'll tide me over.

Question: Do you miss the NBA yet? If you aren't a fan, please don't bother responding with snark about how great the NFL is. I don't wanna hear that sh*t right now.

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