Dear NBA, Welcome Back

There is no plan for this article to be hard-hitting journalism, no advanced stats, and no video breakdowns or anything, just me, my thoughts, and my excitement.

BASKETBALL IS BACK!

I don’t know if they can pull this off and finish the season, but right now I am excited. Seeing the Sixers back at practice in Orlando, just hit different yesterday. It felt like a glimmer of hope in one of the darkest times of our lives collectively.

Maybe you believe we do not deserve sports right now, maybe you are right, but either way, teams are arriving in Orlando and starting practices. The 76ers have a scrimmage in less than 2 weeks and their first game in 20 days away. And I am going to “Get Excited”.

It’s been 123 days since we had NBA basketball to watch. Those 123 days were some of the roughest, darkest, uneasy times some of us will ever live through, and if you were a sports fan before, I am willing to bet that you have felt the same emptiness as I did without sports.

I am sitting here now, writing this and watching Matisse Thybulle’s YouTube video about inside the bubble and the guys getting to Orlando, and seeing the pictures of the guys practicing and I just get this little amount of hope, this little amount of joy that one we may get some sort of normalcy back. There is light at the end of the tunnel and the NBA and its players are going into unchartered waters and putting their health in danger to finish the season, and a byproduct of that is that is the little amount of hope and joy I had. And I am grateful for that.

That’s it, that’s the article, and that’s all I have to say. The NBA seems close to coming back, and that makes me happy, and hopefully, it does you too.

Go Sixers! Welcome Back

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