Kevin Durant was so happy he was going to put on a suit, a Thunder cap and cry. (Presumably, he’ll also grab his backpack.) Stephen Curry’s reaction to news of a tentative deal between NBA players and owners was cautious — “#fingerscrossed.”
LeBron James couldn’t be happier if Santa delivered Steve Nash to South Beach. Kevin Love learned he’d be going back to work soon right after seeing Kermit and Miss Piggy.
As Curry pointed out on Twitter, there’s still the matter of getting approval from both sides of the collective bargaining agreement that will end the player lockout that began July 1. There are any number of ways in which the agreement can still go south, but at the moment it appears that camps would open Dec. 9, a 66-day season would begin on Christmas Day and the playoffs would be pushed back perhaps a week.
“All I feel right now is ‘finally,’ ” LeBron’s teammate, Dwyane Wade told the Associated Press.
This isn’t exactly “our long national nightmare is over” territory, but it’s still terribly welcome news.
Looks like there’ll be no more Oklahoma State flag football for him.
LeBron seems pretty stoked, tweeting: “Miami/South Florida let’s go!!!! HEAT is gone be on FIRE” and:
And ... we have a winner: