MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12: (L-R) Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat stand for the performance of the National Anthem in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The NBA is actually, finally, one-hundred percent back. I know, because I saw Jared Jeffries get smothered on an easy layup attempt. In regular season action, no less!
Houston opens its season tomorrow, but for now, here's your slate:
In Progress: Boston @ New York
1:30 -- Miami @ Dallas
4:00 -- Chicago @ Los Angeles Lakers
7:00 -- Orlando @ Oklahoma City
Comment away, folks. Happy Holidays from the TDS crew!