Much like the NBA, 8p9s hasn’t been doing much of anything for the past few weeks. But by now, you already know. The players have abandoned their union and taken its fight to the court system. There are reportedly still some talks between the factions that could lead to a solution, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up.
This is all of course very depressing for NBA fans. While Thanksgiving is traditionally a football holiday and a Christmas without basketball will be the day that is truly eerie, I had grown accustomed to at least checking NBA scores, if not forcing those around me to watch a little hoops, today after eating turkey.
That won’t happen today, for me or you.
But if you want your hoops fix, consider reading this excellent Thanksgiving day piece by our own Tim Donahue. It is more about how basketball helps families come together and grow closer than it is about actual basketball, but it is the type of reading that can warm even the coldest heart on a day where even the most cynical among us should give their skepticism and bleak outlooks a vacation.