The NBA season kicked off last night, which three years ago would mean practically nothing to me. Back then I'd watch the occasional Knick game, go to Madison Square garden when I got free tickets, and check back in around playoff time. Since discovering fantasy basketball though the NBA season has become the best time of the year.
There's something about watching players hit threes, tack on that 10th assist or grab another rebound on the way to a 20 and 10 that makes the game more alive, especially when they're on your "team." Fantasy basketball makes you a damn stat fiend and in tune with what's going on across the NBA.. not just the hometown team. You have a fantasy league going? It's funny how many people do.
My league met up at this fancy hotel in Times Square, all rosters are on the table, beers and what not.. I mean lager :/ .. and this guy in a $1000 suit looks over. "Ah. Picking your fantasy teams. Haha. We did that already." Yeah, but did you get Lebron James?
The Miami Heat and the Ben Wallace Bulls had the honor of tipping the first ball of the season.
Before the game business had to be taken care of, the Miami Heat have been waiting all summer to get their championship rings. Last night everyone from the bench players to the assistant to the assistant coach got a little icy. As you can see in the picture, Mourning and the Glove finally got what they've been playing for the past thirteen - fifteen years. more..