How did the summer league already start for the NBA? Didn't the Finals just get over like a couple weeks ago? I think I like the MLB spring training idea better. Give everybody a break. Make us miss the league before you start up organized play again. And when pre-season is over, you go right into regular season. Not the NBA. We'll finish up summer league and then wait for training camp. Ok then.
Either way, I'm not saying it's not nice to have live basketball on the screen - it just feels like it went from post-season to pre-seaon too quickly. And just like the Draft, the summer league is being overshadowed by free-agency.
Really, nobody cares how the rookies are doing yet, we just want to see where the chips are going to fall with the big names out there in the market. Really, could Lebron just sign a dotted line already? Any dotted line will do. I know it's not going to be in Portland or any Western Conference foe, so I'm pretty ok with whatever Lebron decides to do. I just wish he would do it already so that we could all move on.
I did see that Amar'e signed with the Knicks. It's a good thing he got a taste of an earnest Playoff push in Phoenix - because he's not going to get that again. Not unless Lebron goes to New York, which isn't looking like the hot choice at the moment.
And in some serious NBA news: Nicolas Batum is still the starting forward for the Portland Trailblazers. Just so that we're all aware of what the serious issues are...