Author John Feinstein was on National Public Radio talking about this thing called the NBA. You can listen to the whole thing or trust me that these are the highlights:
On the dress code, part one: "I've known Tim Duncan since he was in college, and I'm not sure he owns a shirt with sleeves."
On the dress code, part two: "This is about corporate money." (The league, he says, would like players to dress the way deep-pocketed corporate sponsors dress.)
On the Lakers: "Phil Jackson came riding back in on whatever a zenmaster rides."
On Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson: "Maybe they're doing yoga together--I don't know."
Sprung from the hospital, the plucky Red Auerbach, says Feinstein, will be back in his regular Boston Garden seat for the Celtics' home opener.