For all you normal folks/non-shameless insomniacs (like yours truly, for whom sleep is more of a concept than a practical reality), I, in a state of near-apopletic glee, am proud to report that the NBA lockout ended at around 3:30am, Eastern Standard Time.
There’ll be time for coherent, thoughtful analysis in the days to come, but for now…
Welcome back, worrying about Amar’e’s back.
Welcome back, hours of speculation about trades for Chris Paul.
Welcome back, Carmelo’s evolution into a dominant, two-way player.
Welcome back, Iman Shumpert’s potential and endless jokes about how “Shumpert” sounds like a Hebraic pickled herring delicacy
Welcome back, black-free unis for the ‘Bockers (fingers crossed!).
And most importantly, welcome back, actual basketball games — as opposed to hours of rumination on the vagaries of effing labor negotiations.
Happy Thanksbasketgivingball, Knickerbloggeristas! How U?