I want to enjoy watching professional basketball again. I really do.
But after watching a season of bracket-busting, court-rushing madness in college basketball, the task of switching over to full-time NBA ball viewing is like coming down from a four-month adrenaline binge and being forced to swill lukewarm Dunkin’ outside the Flying J truck stop to get your fix.
It’s just not the same, but it’s all that’s keeping us college basketball junkies from scratching our necks bloody.
So transition we must, going from a lightning strike a week in the NCAA to a steady diet of the same-old same-old aboard the U.S.S. David Stern—the best teams dominating night in and out, bad teams remaining perpetually in the cellar and mornings full of glassy-eyed Dwight Howard interviews and muted Mike D’Antoni sadness.
It’s a hard road to hoe, and we shan’t do it quietly. Here are 20 reasons why the NBA is the worst.