It's an early tip-off today. I hope you've all managed to skip out on your work-, school- and gang-related obligations.
Toast goodbye to the first round (after knocking on wood) whenever someone mentions:
- Three seconds in the key,
- The noise volume of the New Orleans crowd,
- The Lakers' record in road closeout games,
- Kobe Bryant's dunks in Game Four, or
- The NFL draft.
The future (of this comment thread) is in your hands.