I'm really pumped about professional basketball again. I come from the Larry, Magic, and Jordan era, so I haven't been very intrigued with the NBA in a long time. This year is different. I'm actually watching and recording the games. The NBA looks like it's going into a competitive era again. Kobe and Shaq's teams both got knocked out in the first round, which is ushering in some great new rivalries. Tonight as I type I'm watching game 6 of Phoenix and San Antonio, after watching Cleveland advance to their conference finals. This is good stuff. Now, all I need is the Celtics to win a game and all will be well with the world.