It’s a common fact that the NFL rules the sporting world, something Miami Heat star LeBron James pointed out to us all the other day with his comments about the Super Bowl. However, with the football season now finished, the unofficial start of the NBA season has begun.
I’m well aware that it began a few months ago, but there’s too much going on with the NFL and college football to get into the NBA, therefore when the NFL season ends, the NBA season truly begins.
Sure, for the past few months, you’ve probably watched a few games here and there but if you’re an avid sports fans, the NFL probably still held most of your attention. But now, instead of paying attention to just the Thursday or Friday game on TNT or ESPN, you will probably find yourself watching a more games a week, which now includes the full slate of games on Sunday because the NFL no longer has a monopoly on that day.
The basketball season is just a week and a half away from the All-Star break, and then the season really kicks into gear and it gains even more steam going forward. The NBA has a long regular season, so it’s nice to be able to watch it develop from a distance for a few months and then get really into it in February.
In a few weeks, the playoff picture will start to become clearer and the race for positioning will be exciting as always. This is the NBA’s time to shine; there is no NFL to take away from its luster, and college basketball is still a month away from its madness, so it’s fair to say the NBA season has arrived.
Of course, if you’re a die-hard basketball fan, you’re already deep into the season. But for most people, the NBA season is here, and just in time to shake off the dullness of the worst month for sports, February. So thank you NBA for hanging around to help us get through this difficult time. Let the season begin!
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