No NBA Does NOT Mean No Basketball

Today’s official JoeShopping Blog post was written by Featured Blogger Whit.


Buy a Basketball!Did you hear? The National Basketball Association (NBA) has officially canceled the first part of their regular season. I hope you’re going to be okay.

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t been following the story, and it isn’t because I’m not a fan of basketball. It’s because I’m not a fan of rich people arguing with rich people about how they’re going to get richer. I’m too busy trying to put food on the table.

That’s why I’ve come up with some other fun ways to enjoy basketball in the absence of pro NBA games. Who knows, you might like this stuff better and forget to go back once (if) the season starts. There’s a message there, people.


Basketball HoopFor starters: The Spalding 88365 NBA Acrylic 54 Inch U-Turn In Ground Basketball System

The most obvious suggestion is to go out and play basketball yourself. Sure, you may not be able to dunk, dribble or shoot, but you can have fun. Plus, it’s great exercise and a fantastic way to spend quality time with friends and family. Don’t you think the kids would rather play ball with you than watch you watch someone else playing?



Of course there is always NCAA college basketball, which, let’s face it, is better anyway. Why not spend the downtime turning that wo/man-cave into a nicer space? How? With a rug, of course.

No, not a toupee.

This University of Arizona basketball court rug is available for $179. Lesser teams are available at a lesser rate. You pay for quality, folks.


Want to watch something about basketball that is actually bigger than basketball? Something that really matters? Look no further than this: Don’t Give Up. Don’t Ever Give Up with DVD: The Inspiration of Jimmy V-One Coach, 11 Minutes, and an Uncommon Look at the Game of Life.

Few, if any, have ever made better use of their life in basketball as a springboard to inspiration than Coach Jimmy Valvano in this unforgettable speech about dreams and life. Seriously. Not. A. Dry. Eye.



And there you have it, non-NBA things to do during the early season lockout. Sure, this stuff won’t cover all of the time missed, but hey, there’s a lot of other things to do, too. I sure hope the NBA knows that.

Whit HoneaToday’s official JoeShopping Blog post was written by Featured Blogger Whit, a.k.a. Whit Honea. You can find Whit at a number of blogs and websites including BabyCenter, DadCentric, UpTake, Insert Eyeroll, Man of the House, The Disney Blog, Parentables and Honea Express. Whit lives outside of Los Angeles with his wife, their two boys and too many pets. Follow him on the Twitter!

He is not a Lakers fan. This cannot be stressed enough.



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