You may notice that something is a bit different this morning. In fact, if you peruse the entire SB Nation universe of NBA teams you will see that we have gone dark, to collectively note that today, November 1st, should have been opening day of the 2011-2012 season. Almost six months have passed since the Dallas Mavericks eliminated the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals on May 25th on the way to Dallas' first NBA championship, but here we are.
Taking a cue from CelticsBlog, Here are some things that you might recall from a year ago:
- Zorgon's Game One Recap: Thunder 106, Bulls 95
- Sherman's Game One Recap: Opening Night With the Bulls
- My 2010 Season Preview. Simply amazing how I completely nailed every aspect and nuance of what was to come.
- Russell Westbrook's first of what became many, many great dunks from the honey badger last season.
And now that I have effectively depressed you for the next 24 hours, here are some links!
Mavericks vs. Bulls? Yeah, that would have been nice.
Congratulations, Grantland editors, welcome to the month of October.
The WoW guys continue their analysis of various cities around the country, discerning if various locations have the support system to be able to carry a team.
Not surprisingly, Celtics fans are still a bit bothered by the Jeff Green-Kendrick Perkins trade.
If you started from scratch, would you rather build a team around Chris Paul or Dwight Howard? In the alternative, if you wanted to make more money, which would you choose?
Prada examines how the amnesty clause might impact one of the very players who inspired it, Rashard Lewis.
Brandon Roy, one of the Trail Blazers' stories of sadness, gets the amnesty analysis here as well.
There is upper class, there is wealthy, there is rich, and then there is "My tweets cost me half a mil, how u" money.
Mikhail Prokhorov participated in a charity basketball game, and surprisingly, it does not look like playing basketball is a natural endeavor for the man. Even so, he still probably showered off with bottles of Heidsieck.
Never forget, the answer is none. None more black.