Brian Mahoney of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that NBA commissioner David Stern feels in his gut that there will be no basketball on Christmas Day (which kind of makes canceling the first two weeks seem like a volley across the bow before a full-on attack on the schedule, doesn't it?).
But wait, no NBA on Christmas? No watching LeBron and D-Wade highlights ad nauseum?
"Right now, Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday, just before my owners come into town, having brought in the labor relations committee and Billy (Hunter) having brought in his executive committee, it’s time to make the deal," Stern said Thursday. "If we don’t make it on Tuesday, my gut—this is not in my official capacity of canceling games—but my gut is that we won’t be playing on Christmas Day."
Oh my, we would then be reduced to...to...why, to spending time with family, doing holiday kinds of things, and hey, maybe the Lakers could actually spend time with their families as well. What a concept.
Ah well, I am sure that you will join me if there is no b-ball that day, and we will all make do.
Ho-ho-ho and no bricked free throws...it could be worse!