An official agreement must still be reached, but it's safe to celebrate, NBA fans: the lockout is over!
Commissioner David Stern and Player's Association leader Billy Hunter appeared at a joint press conference last night and announced that a tentative agreement had been reached, the results of which mean the following: training camps and free agency will begin on December 9. A 66-game season will kick off on Christmas Day.
What is the celebrity gossip spin to all this? Kris Humphries is a free agent, of course. Where will Kim's reality TV co-star play ball next season?!?
The bruising power forward averaged a double-double in 2010-2011, growing into one of the few bright spots for the New Jersey Nets. That team may attempt to re-sign him, but its priority will be locking up point guard Deron Williams to a long-term deal.
With no hard cap in place, the Knicks will have the deep pockets to a lure a few key free agents, and we all know how much Kris has embraced the big market lifestyle.
No matter where Humphries ends up playing, only one question really matters: With what cheer will NBA fans taunt him? We've offered a few possibilities below and we welcome any other suggestions: