I love the NBA, but the 2006-2007 season has been a dud. And nothing points to that more than the fact that if you go to any sports website right now [Tuesday morning/afternoon], the front page story is the NBA Draft Lottery.
That's a coup of sorts for the NBA that has made an event out of nothing. But is it cool that all anyone wants to talk about is the Lottery and not the Spurs-Jazz game that comes on after it? The lottery is important. You can watch the Spurs [who won two lotteries that gave them two Hall of Famers and three NBA titles] and Cavaliers [who won the lottery that gave them LeBron James] this week ... or look to the future to see what team Greg Oden will be doing the same thing for.
Add to the fact that there is no NBA playoff game Wednesday night. Why? Oh, a little show called "American Idol" will be on. And not just any "Idol" ... but the last one of the season. LeBron James isn't bigger than that yet.