Nov. 1 was going to be a fun night. The Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the rest of the Mavericks were finally going to get their championship rings (or whatever) and Mark Cuban was going get a banner raised to the rafters in Dallas. Then the Mavericks were going to take on the Chicago Bulls in what would be a fun matchup. Right as that ended, the next generation in the west the Oklahoma City Thunder were to take on older generation not ready to go quietly, the Los Angeles Lakers.
The NBA was going to open its new season that night in grand style.
Now, NBA arenas will be dark.
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