Well basketball fans, the lockout is all but over!
NBA owners and players reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and plan to begin the shortened season on Christmas Day. The deal still must be ratified by both owners and players before it's official.
When you look at the slate of games on opening day, you will see that we are in for a treat. Santa Claus himself couldn't design this any better.
The day will open with the Boston Celtics at the New York Knicks at noon EST on ESPN. The Miami Heat take on the Dallas Mavericks at 2:30 PM EST on ABC. Last but not least, the Chicago Bulls head to LA to take on the Los Angeles Lakers at 5 PM EST.
What makes this shortened season tough to predict is that there will only be 66 games scheduled for each team.
This will undoubtedly have an effect on the players both positively and negatively. Let's take a look at a few teams that will be hurt the most by the short schedule.
Do you agree or disagree?
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