Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The circus has left town

The NBA season is over.


Not that I'm the biggest NBA fan anyway. Even when LeBron James was donning the Wine and Gold, I was rather apathetic about the NBA.

The season is just too drawn out. I know the big reason the playoffs are strewn about like toys in a 5-year-old's play room are because of television ratings. Every night has a game on it - not two or three, like there should be.

Therefore, a seven-game series can take up to 2-plus weeks because of all the travel days.

Unless a fan has a team involved, it's easy to lose interest.

The sun comes out in June. The temperatures rise. Outdoor activities increase.

The only remnant of winter is the NBA.

Maybe I'll react different when or if the Cavaliers return to the postseason or *gasp* the NBA Finals.

But the past two weeks, I had better things to do with my sunny evenings when the sun doesn't go down until 9 p.m. than sit in front of the TV and watch the NBA Finals.

The NBA should tighten up the playoffs - but it won't. There's just too much money to be made in primetime TV packages.

But that doesn't mean we have to sit inside on a gorgeous night to watch LeBron James do what he does best - fall apart in crunch time.

No thanks.

- John Kampf


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