At least once a week since the lockout began almost five months ago, somebody asked if I missed the NBA.
Well, yes and no.
Yes, because from a selfish point of view, the league is fun to watch when the game is honored, as well as a delight to cover. The players, coaches and front-office people are generally more accessible and friendlier than their counterparts in the other two big leagues. The NBA is far less rigid and paranoid than the NFL's closed society and not nearly as uptight as baseball.