Friday, December 09, 2011

P is for...Paul

Chris Paul won't be a Laker. Maybe. But he might be.

So, the NBA is back.

Unless you've been living under a rock, or worse, living in Canada ("hockeyhockeyhockeyhockey"), you know that the 2011-2012 NBA season looked like it was going to be missed. At least that's what I thought.

But then it wasn't.

Remember when the NHL (hockey!hockey!hockey!hockey!) had their lockout? And remember when they came back with a new, revised version of their beautiful game? And remember how popular it got after they did that, even in the U.S.?

And then remember when the NFL had their lockout this summer? But nobody really worried because everybody sorta knew that the league was way too popular, and made way too much money for all those franchises to shut it down for a season?

Well, the NBA took neither of those routes. They freaked out and announced they'd be starting the 66-game season on Christmas day. Everyone, even the players, were sort of caught off guard. I think Kevin Love's tweet summed it up the best. 

And just last night, this happened.

Don't get me wrong; I'm a Celtics fan. This whole Chris Paul issue is in my best interest, and seeing the LA Lakers with egg on their face is so so so so so so so joyous for me. It brings me I-just-found 5-dollars-in-my-winter-coat happiness.

LA Lakers: So Pau. And Lamar. We just wanna say, we've always wanted to keep you guys in LA! Honest! It's just that...*cricket, cricket*...ok yeah, we were gonna dump you guys for Chris Paul.

Pau and Lamar: #%&* you.

LA Lakers: Ok, good talk! Now lets go win some rings!

But like anyone who follows the league, I'm a little tired of non-basketball NBA news. And I'm tired of the NBA looking like a bunch of chickens running around with their heads cut off.

As I followed the updates on the Paul trade last night, this is what I thought:

Welcome back, NBA.
Now get your shi*t together.