Hey hey hey, it’s the NBA!
Finally, we can start talking about Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis instead of David Stern and Billy Hunter.
After Stern and Hunter finished their thanksgiving turkeys, they sat down and talked turkey. A few minutes after 4 a.m. Saturday morning, the pair announced at a joint news conference that a tentative understanding had been reached to end the 149-day NBA lockout.
The plan is to begin a 66-game season beginning Christmas Day with a triple-header. The three games previously scheduled for Christmas were Boston at New York, Chicago at the L.A. Lakers, and a NBA Finals rematch of Miami at Dallas.
Both sides need to hammer out details before warming up the gym, like re-forming the players union and gaining final approval from both sides. The AP reports the league wants to open training camps by Dec. 9.
Warriors guard Jeremy Lin tweeted a few minutes before the deal was announced:
“I HAVE A JOB AGAIN!!! yesssssssssss”