Let’s Play Ball
After almost five months of threats, insults and posturing, it looks as if the NBA and its players have finally agreed on terms to allow a 2011-12 season! The league will have a brief free agency period, a 66 game season (48 of the games will be in-conference) running from Christmas Day to April 26,2012 and there will be cases where teams play on back to back to back nights (similiar to the lockout shortened NBA season of 1999). The playoffs will move at a slightly accelerated pace and at the latest, the NBA Finals would end on June 26. And yes, there will still be an All Star Weekend. So now, we can get to the questions that were running rampant back in June. Will CP3 and Dwight Howard still be in New Orleans and Orlando at season’s end? Will this season be the last chance for Big 3 in Boston? Will 2 time scoring champ Kevin Durant lead Oklahoma City through the West? And can LeBron James finally win that elusive first championship? Let the fun begin…basketball’s back!