Something To Get Us Through

Ye Gods.

Free agency’s over, for the most part (except for Ramon Sessions, who’s going to be in limbo forever at this point). Training camp doesn’t start for another month. The season is about a billionyears away. Football’s not even on to distract us. We’re left with…(shudder)…(wretch)…(periodic weeping)…baseball.

(What’s a man gotta do to get a sport that actually requires athleticism around here?!)

So to get you through, here’s some awesome things to watch and say “Wow. The NBA is awesome.”

And what better way to start than with that most homespun tradition of awesomeness, the alley oop.

You know what else is awesome? Throwing a basketball to another person which leads to them scoring. You may have heard this referred to as an “assist” or a “dime” or “why Chris Paul is awesome.”

And this one? Just for me.

For you Lakers fans out there…

And for the rest of you, who have a soul out there…

Flight 23, you’re clear for takeoff.

Copy that, 23, you’re clear for landing.

But what I can’t wait for most? Shots like this.

Matt Moore

Matt Moore is a Senior NBA Blogger for CBSSports.com's Eye on Basketball blog, weekend editor of Pro Basketball Talk on NBCSports.com, and co-editor of Voice on the Floor. He lives in Kansas City due to an unbelievably complex set of circumstances and enjoys mid-90's pop rock, long walks on the beach and the novels of Tim Sandlin.