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For the love of money.

I like money, and I'm sure you do too. It lets you buys things, and it gets you access to certain things. For example, you can use money to buy access to the greatest basketball league in the world, the National Basketball Association. But when your team isn't in town, you can watch games on the box in your house that emits light. I like to call it a Television, or a TV for short.

I mean, you can, can't you?

Not always. Generally, you can watch all of the game from the team in your market, but if you happen to be a fan of another team, you're usually SOL when it comes to watching one of their games. You can buy a tremendously expensive pass to watch all of the games, but that is the same price as season tickets in Loud City would be.

So, as all people do, we turn to the Internet for answers. Historically speaking, the Internet is still in it's infancy. It had only existed on a public basis for around 20 years. When you consider how far other technological innovations like flight and sailing had gone in their first 20 years, you can see that the Internet still has a long way to go.

In this same vein, the Internet is still an open frontier. Sure, it is policed by governments and corporations, but they can't possibly keep every corner of the Internet in constant check. It's kind of like the Wild West. And in this Wild West of the Internet, it's possible to find things illegally, like NBA game feeds. And, for some people this is the way to go. I'm not advocating the use of these feeds, but it is remarkable that the technology of today can provide NBA games to those who are too poor to afford a League Pass.

And, if you decide you don't want to tread the Wild West, you can always go through official channels. and those are no less rewarding. One click, and you're watching the Thunder take on the Trailblazers, with stats updating automatically. Another, and you're whisked away to New York, where the Trailblazers are taking on the Knicks. Another click, and you're watching highlights from the games earlier in the evening.

If you don't want to do either, there's free game updaters that tell you exactly what happened in the same seconds after the actual event.

To make you appreciate this, let's look at what it was like 20 years ago. Cable was expensive, and in it's infancy. More than likely, you only got local games, if that, and the only national games you got to see were on NBC Sunday Tripleheaders. If you wanted to record the games, you'd need an expensive VHS machine. And if your favorite team is the lowly Clippers? Sorry man, you might not to get see one game. Your fandom is reduced to hoping for some highlights on the local news and reading the box scores in the newspaper.

But, the good news is that we live in the world of today, and it's great. I think everyone should take a step back and appreciate how awesome it is to live in this time. The first moment in human history where we are, in fact, able to watch any NBA game we want.