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.
This ludicrous lockout apparently isn't going to end on its own. But it might if the owners and players start to realize how ridiculous they look to fans just trying to make ends meet.
One writer's take: Yao Ming has had a greater cultural, and maybe financial, impact on pro hoops than any player in league history. But what happens to the NBA in China if he's finished?