The NBA season will be fast, furious and frenetic. (Beautiful? Maybe not so much.) And as it opens, the spotlight shines on LeBron James (doesn't it always?) and the Heat. Again.
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.
He brought so much more than his unparallelled combination of size, skill and talent to the NBA. The league will sorely miss Shaq's playfulness, charisma and showmanship, too.