At CBSSports.com, I attempted to answer most of the questions I’m seeing so far today. The end of the lockout came on quickly and so that means there’s going to be some scrambling. I don’t know if this answers everything people are wondering about, but it’s at least a start.
What does “tentative” mean? Is there actually a chance that this could fall apart?
There’s a chance, yes, but there’s also a chance that your bowl of cereal starts talking to you one morning. Meaning, realistically, t’s not happening. A vote is required from both sides and while there will likely be some resistance from some parties on each side, David Stern would not have agreed to this deal if he knew he didn’t have the vote. And same goes for the players union.
When does the season start?
Christmas Day, according to David Stern. The league will kick off with a triple-header as scheduled, presumably with the games that were already on the slate. Which includes the Heat being in Dallas to watch the Mavericks get their rings. Keep Reading…