Ten things to do without the NBA in November

Tonight was supposed to be the Opening Night in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks receiving their championship rings against the Chicago Bulls followed by Kobe vs Durantula (Kevin Durant). That is obviously not happening and will not happen at the very least through the entire month of November and probably longer. For sports fans this is not too big of a deal because we have football on 4 days a week to occupy us still. (5 if you follow high school football and if you do not odds are you will be out and about on Friday nights anyways). The question becomes what do we do on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the month of November or what do we do every day of the week for those basketball diehards? Not to worry because I have come up with ten great ideas to get you through these tough times for the true hoops fan.

10. Come up with Kim Kardashian’s next NBA boyfriend

This is probably something most guys on here will not be doing during November, but there are female NBA fans, so they need something to do too. Kim’s fairytale marriage lasted 72 days which could not even outlast the NBA lockout. Kris Humphries, who was an unknown before this now becomes legandary and as the guy who married Kim Kardashian. Hearing the rumors that this was all staged makes this a fun game to play. The frontrunner would be Danilo Gallinari before he was traded from New York to Denver as rumored in this story from the Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/kris-humphries-wasnt-kim–kardashians-first-choice-to-cast-as-husband_n_1034940.html. If Danilo Gallinari was Kim’s first choice then what was Kris on Kim’s list. Humphries is a role player on the New Jersey Nets meaning there had to of been at least 3 or 4 guys ahead of him on Kim’s wish list. I am thinking now Kim’s publicist will be calling up players on the Lakers and Clippers so they can do a Kourtney and Kim take L.A. and since Kourtney has Lamar Odom I am thinking players on the Clippers should be on watch for Kim’s next boyfriend.

9. Come up with your best Lebron James joke

Some of my favorites….

If you ask Lebron for change for a dollar he will only give you three-quarters.

I am taking my talents too….(you can use this for almost anything you are doing)

Wade and Bosh should take CPR classes to be more educated on “choke”jobs

Lebrons cell phone only vibrates and never rings

Lebron will come out with his book of his autobiography when he finally can come up with a title for it

8. Get an early start on holiday shopping

It is December 20 and the NBA is finally opening up the season with a week full of 8-10 games a night and you are excited to sit on your couch and watch nothing but basketball except there is one minor problem….you have not gotten your holiday shopping in yet!!! To avoid this scenario, use this time to get that shopping out-of-the-way so you are prepared for any end to the lockout and will not have to miss any games to go shopping.

7. Go to the gym and get in shape

During football season we tend to get a little lazy and cut back on our gym sessions. Without hoops we now have plenty of empty nights to stay in shape and get back in shape before the holiday season.

6. Earn “Brownie Points”

If you take the time now to watch Dancing with the Stars and Glee for the next month this will dramatically improve your chances with your girlfriend to watch the NBA when (if) they finally start-up.

Girlfriend: Do we have to watch basketball again?

You: Can we please? Remember I watched Glee for four straight weeks so it is only fair I get four straight weeks of basketball…

Girlfriend: O.K I guess so…I can’t wait for Glee to start again!!

You: (Starting intently at the game on T.V.) uh huh

Remember four weeks of glee is nowhere equal to four weeks of basketball.

5. Watch endless highlights of your favorite players and teams on YouTube.

My favorites…  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_wykgldWLU   Tim Thomas legendary they ball against the Lakers

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq8ol8cTClc   Greatest Amare Dunk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O45FkBZXnA   Blake Grffin highlights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB0G90v5yHQ   King Rex…this is mostly for shock value

4. Study for school

There are no more excuses to just “get by” with a B if you are still in school. Use this extra time wisely to study more and achieve your goal of that perfect G.P.A.

3. There is still football

Who needs basketball this month anyways…I have football every day of the week. Sundays is for the NFL, Monday you have Monday Night Football, ESPN always airs a random game on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, There is a marquee game on Thursdays for college football and starting next week a NFL game every Thursday. Friday there is the playoffs for high school football and then of course College Football Saturdays. SO who needs the NBA???

2. Get yourself involved with the NHL

Hockey gets a bad rap for some reason. With some kids it is not “cool” if you watch hockey. Now if you want something to watch besides football your only other option right now is hockey. If you do attempt to watch your first hockey game make sure it involves a team like the Washington Capitals. They are one of the most exciting hockey teams in the league and they could hook you into hockey for the short-term. Or you can just watch a game of your local team which is way more fun to do anyways. If you live in Phoenix it may be your last year to watch hockey so what do you have to lose by going to or turning on the game for a night?

1. Watching this great comedy over and over again

The greatest act of unintentional comedy goes to Chris Bosh standing and screaming…I dont think anything will ever top that.






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About jeffreysanders

Jeffrey Sanders writes for the Puma Press at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. He is supported by his family, friends, and his girlfriend. Sports is his life as he is an avid follower of the MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL. He hopes to attend the Walter Cronkite school of Journalism in the fall of 2012.

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