Christmas Day has always served as a traditional showcase for the best players – and teams – of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Due to a labor dispute between the players' union and owners that was not resolved until last month, the NBA will open its 2011-12 schedule on Dec. 25, including the
Most people don't know the feeling of having a championship team in their town. It creates an energy and electricity all it's own. It joins people and the town together in a way that crosses so many socioeconomic boundaries. The worst of enemies can sit across form each other in a bar and become friends when the "home team" is winning. It was therefore a bigger bummer for Metroplex folks when the NBA lockout happened. Now the league is coming back and Dallas is ready for their team. Check out a cool video after the jump.
Oft-injured Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has informed the NBA he has retired after eight seasons in the league. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.
The top pick in the 2002 draft was an eight-time all-star, despite averaging just 48 games in each of the last five seasons. Yao appeared in only five games during the 2010-11 season after suffering a stress fracture in his left leg Nov. 10.
Both Texas Tech basketball teams will play their season finale on Saturday. The Red Raiders will head to College Station to battle the ranked Aggies, while the Lady Raiders will play host to ranked Oklahoma at the United Spirit Arena. Keep reading to get a preview for both games.
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