As I was tinkering my fantasy football lineup, and watching highlights from Game One of the World Series, it finally hit me. The 2013-2014 NBA season is right around the corner. Five days to be exact.
This upcoming Tuesday the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls will face off to open up what should be a very exciting year in basketball. For me last season put the NBA on the road to becoming the second best sport in the country.
And yet, when I think about the upcoming season, I feel, well, nothing.
The NBA season is long, but that's not my biggest issue.
To me, basketball is putting itself behind the eight ball by starting its season this early. At this point I could not care less about the NBA.
As we speak the NFL season is in full swing, and most teams (real or fantasy) are still in the hunt for the playoffs. Plus the World Series just started, College Football is entering its most exciting part of the year, and don't forget, high school football playoffs are right around the corner (trust me a lot of people care about this).
Right now I would rather watch all of those things than an early-season NBA game.
Nevertheless, I see a HUGE opportunity for the NBA! The league needs to push its season opener back to Christmas Day.
Based on this season's schedule, here's what my plan would look like pushing the important dates back 57 days.
Revised NBA Schedule
Dec. 25 -- 2013-14 Season Tips Off
Apr. 11-13 -- 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend
Jun. 15 -- 2014 NBA Playoffs Begin
Aug. 1 -- NBA Finals Begin
Aug. 22 -- 2014 NBA Draft