On the NBA Settlement

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.


About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at thejoyofcheese.blogspot.com. In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and www.theroot.com. I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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