Summer of love

After a summer of NBA TV and ESPN Classic, Bill Simmons wonders where is the NBA of old?

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:19 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

Editor's Note: This column appears in the Oct. 27 edition of ESPN The Magazine.

With another NBA season looming, fans like me are busy obsessing over questions like "What's the right round in fantasy to pick Kobe?" and "Should Damon Stoudamire change his first name to Cheech?" Still, I'm going to miss the off-season. Thanks to NBA TV and ESPN Classic, I spent my summer watching old games on the treadmill. As my TiVo skills progressed, I could bang out a two-hour game and 600 calories ...

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