Like most people, I was disgusted by the length, rancor and nonsense of the NBA Lockout (it is a proper noun, right?). Unlike most folk, I’m just about as disgusted by the settlement. The terms of the agreement itself doesn’t bother me one bit. It’s just that this shouldn’t have take five months to achieve. The agreement on the table isn’t radically different than the compromise available on June 3oth, the last day before the Lockout began. Both sides had moved very far from their original stances; if they’d simply shrugged, split the difference, and shook hands on it, they’d have a comparable agreement to what they reached last week, and we’d have a much more proper NBA season to follow.
I’ll follow the truncated offseason and the 66 game regular season with zeal and passion, but I need a few days before I stop shaking my head and I let the dismay evaporate.