After months of unsuccessful negotiations and several games lost, the NBA lockout has finally ended. The players and owners met for over 15 hours Friday and news was announced early Saturday morning that the sides had reached a tentative deal on a labor agreement. Details need to be worked out, but the sides decided they want to make sure basketball is played this year.
The plan is for training camps and free agency to begin on December 9th and the season to start on Christmas. The season would be 66 games. The three games scheduled for December 25th are:
- Celtics @ Knicks – 12pm ET
Heat @ Mavericks – 2:30pm ET
Bulls @ Lakers – 5:00pm ET
This is fantastic news and we’re excited to have basketball back. Frankly, I was worried that the basketball season would be canceled. I figured at best, we would have a shortened season beginning in January. Looks like the sides have topped that projection.
We’re thrilled to have the NBA back because we were getting sick of writing stories about players taking college coaching jobs and internships, and talking about playing overseas. Maybe now Andy Rautins can afford to rent his own place, and Tony Allen can afford something more than Ramen noodles. Most of all, we’re just happy for all the escorts who will finally have a gig back.Google+