NBA X-Mas Carol: Starring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Tracy McGrady & David Stern

December 27th, 2010 by Reservoir God Leave a reply »
David Stern is a Scrooge. 

There hasn't been a lockout in the NBA since the end of the 20th century, but Stern and the NBA took one step closer to a lockout when they informed the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) that they would not exercise the option to extend the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) one year, despite unprecedented TV ratings and a record-setting $100 million in season ticket sales.

Hope you enjoyed the five Christmas games played on Saturday because they could be the last ones fans can enjoy on Christmas till 2012 unless David "Scrooge" Stern learns "how to keep Christmas well" just like old Ebenezer did in the classic Charles Dickens novella. There were no Christmas games played when the NBA locked out the players in 1998.

We all know how Ebenezer learned his lesson. He was haunted by three ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. If there's any hope of celebrating Christmas with NBA games next year, then the league needs its own ghosts to show Scrooge Stern the light.

But who should be those ghosts?

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