Kotaku - Midway through an early season Hornets-Heat contest the screen cuts to a promotion telling me Friday night, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. Sounds like a good game, I think to myself. What time is that on? 7:30 p.m., the screen tells me.
Two days ago, David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the NBA season in real life. I'm in NBA 2K12, a video game doing its damndest to be a surrogate for a league that appears likely not to play this year, and possibly deep into next.