The NBA will finally open, two months later than usual, to which we say: Season's Greetings! Christmas Day is the right time to tip off the season.
Bill Walton takes a look at some of the playoff-eligible teams and their chances for a second half run.
I've got my list of deserving All-Stars, but let's also celebrate a self-contained elite squad, the Spurs.
It's easy to understand where the anger of Jay Williams and Michael Jordan is coming from.