When the NBA decided decided to crack down on lengthy pregame rituals -- including handshakes and LeBron James' powder toss -- and limit them to 90 seconds, it was probably the first time any NBA fan had ever considered how long that stuff took. After all, they tell us the game starts at 7:30 p.m., but that's just the broadcast, and then the actual game starts some time after that. By the time the dap starts, NBA fans aren't sweating how long it takes for Ronny Turiaf to slap hands with all the starters.
Plus, guess what? I'm pretty sure NBA fans like stuff like that. Yet and still, the NBA continues to try to act like it's the NFL, as if it could ever do that. NBA fans want fun more than anything else, but David Stern and Co. keep trying to take it away.
Take a little advice from "Bomani & Jones," Mr. Stern. We know what NBA fans want. And they want dap. They want more dap. And they don't want it put on the clock.