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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

It's SUCK-Tastic

With many of my regular readers having or soon having the means to acquire tickets to professional basketball games I would like to offer one piece of advice. Do not purchase tickets to November NBA games. Before December, all you will see are still out-of-shape players running ragged offense and trying to get used to each other because of all the off-season player movement.

I saw Sacramento crush Toronto last night, but not even the Kings leading going up by 30 points could excite what is supposedly one of the most excitable crowds in NBA. Maybe it's a sign of the maturation of the Sacramento fan, that they cease getting excited about this early season stuff, understanding that what happens in April is really all that matters. It could also be that the bad start has everyone nervous that the Kings' Great Leap Forward has run out of gas.

On a related note, everyone should also take the opportunity to watch Rafer Alston play point guard before the Raptors start to suck and everyone stops caring.

2 Comment(s):

  •   Posted by Blogger BrooklynDodger at November 11, 2004 7:28 PM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • Ron Artest has been flamed by sports talk radio [in Detroit] for saying that early season was so not worth it that he wanted a few days off. For Indiana, or Detroit, comfortably in the top 4 for the East, that's likely true. On the other hand, you don't get discounts for the early season games, in fact they charge the same amount for preseason tickets to season ticket holders, and make them buy them.

  •   Posted by Blogger BrooklynDodger at November 12, 2004 4:57 PM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • Speaking of early season, the Pistons snoozed last night at Denver. Ben Wallace on bereavement leave, and Larry Brown on sick leave. Billups let Earl Boykin light him up from the perimeter, yet never went down inside to post him up.

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