I am very upfront about my fan affiliations. I think everyone here knows me as a sports fans first and foremost, followed closely by a fandom for just about any and everything related to the City of Boston. I follow professional baseball, football, hockey and basketball, in that order. Nothing against the NBA, sometimes it’s just hard to watch 48 minutes of grown men bitching to referees, and even harder to watch it knowing that 50% of those refs are likely on the take.
But apparently, my negative attitude towards the NBA hasn’t rubbed off on my dog, Tucker. He’s 13 years old, arthritic as all hell, probably moves as well as Shaq, and he’s started to become very vocal. Today, I took him out into the yard and he immediately ran over to a basketball that he hasn’t played with for more than ten minutes in over three years. I think he knows there’s a lockout coming… and he isn’t very happy about it.
So take heed David Stern. If there isn’t NBA basketball next season, you’re going to have a lot of very pissed off fans. And probably one pissed off dog.