By LaBREAL YOUNG
After 149 days, National Basketball Association owners and players made a deal.
Of course the argument was over money, causing the season to postpone and forcing fans to watch the next most entertaining sport, football.
The owners got their way, after claiming they lost $300 million last season. Now owners and players will split profits 50/50. This way, the owners will have a chance to make back every cent of those losses.
The players also get some of these winnings and won on issues like minimum team salary and escrow.
A 66-game season will begin on Christmas Day, giving NBA fans the best gift they could ask for.
Games will be scheduled more frequently, often back to back. This should be nice for younger teams like the Thunder. Older teams like the Spurs or Lakers might not be able to keep up.
Anything to prevent the Lakers from getting that ring, I am OK with.
To put the icing on the cake, we’ll be able to watch the University of Arizona’s very own Derrick Williams ball in the big league with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Most importantly, though, the highly anticipated annual All-Star game will still follow through as planned. It will be held on Feb. 26, 2012.
It took awhile but, hey, the NBA’s back!