So, it looks like the NFL lockout is coming to an end soon. And that gives all of us NBA fans a little bit of hope that this season won't be entirely lost.
As we brace ourselves for a lengthy vacation from professional basketball, we can still look ahead to the games we may see.
The fact that the NBA has released the official schedule helps me feel (a little) confident that we will indeed have professional basketball this year.
So, without further delay, here are the 10 most important games on the Chicago Bulls' 2011-2012 schedule.