Wow. This really is cause for celebration.
Having NBA basketball back isn't too bad either.
Regardless of who you may think came out on top after this whole process, the reality is we are ALL winners for having basketball back.
Of course, some may argue that this was the plan all along. Some of my friends are under the impression that the NBA is fixed (sort of like wrestling). What? You mean to tell me it's not coincidence that opening day for the 2011-2012 season would see the Dallas mavericks receive their championship rings right in front of the Miami heat? Not coincidence the first game of the season would be at the "world's most famous arena" to see the knicks host the team that swept them out of the playoffs? Surely it's just coincidence that opening day would pit Kobe against reigning MVP Derrick Rose......right?
But let's be real about it.
The reason the NBA is back and will start on Christmas day is because nobody wanted to miss this:
For the love of the game,