Believe it or not, there is news from the Association that isn't just Jeremy Lin related, but not here. The NBA hits the All-Star break this weekend and very wisely, officials have worked Lin into the festivities. While they should have worked him into the three point and skills competition given his white hot stauts, he will assist teammate Iman Shumpert in the slam dunk competition and play in the rising stars game.
After months of news surrounding labor negoations, we get a taste of NBA action ON the court. No more court-rooms, no more talking heads of NBA player reps in suits. With the season getting underway Chrismas Day, a week from Sunday, the NBA tipping off what will be a fast and furious exhibition season. I had the opportunity tonight to watch both the Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons. Not exactly the Eastern Conferece semi-finals, but pro hoops nonetheless.