For the first time in basketball history New Yorkers are divided. Monday night brought about the very first game of the now two New York NBA hometown rivals, the Brooklyn Nets vs. The New York Knicks. Part Nets owner Jay Z and wife Beyonce were certainly among fans sitting court side as they watched history in the making.
Following his 2012 NBA Finals Championship win with the Miami Heat, Lebron James posted this video on his official website where he thanks fans for their support.
Despite the backlash and hate Lebron has received in the last couple years, you can’t deny, he’s earned this win!
Good news basketball fans! Representatives for the owners and players of the National Basketball Players Association were able to reach, what they call, a “tentative” agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day old lockout. At risk of losing the entire season and lots of money, an agreement was reached to kick off the season on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
The negotiation went on for a painstaking 15-hours before league representatives and players came together in a joint news conference around 3:30am to make the big announcement.