The sports world was rocked this week by the announcement by the NBA that the season will start on Christmas day this year after the owners and players were able to come to an agreement to end the lockout.
The agreement comes a few weeks after the players received their last payments on November 21st, a deadline that many thought would end the lockout to begin with. Players and owners agreed upon a 50/50 revenue split, slightly below the 52% that the players' union was demanding.
Despite the end to the lockout, many people are put off by the greed displayed by both parties as the lockout has dredged on for months now.
With that being said, do the players and owners in the NBA deserve to kick off their season on Christmas Day? I don't think so. Christmas is a special day that is supposed to be about giving and gathering. Greed does not fit this image. Why should the NBA get the privilege of televising their games live and making enormous amounts of money after months and months of arguing about money? It doesn't make sense.