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No playoffs, no problem

With almost no NBA Playoff action, Bill Simmons turns his attention to "Friends" and "The OC."

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:22 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Here's something I learned this week: You can't write a weekly NBA playoffs column if the league decides to stretch out the playoffs like Mary Tyler Moore's face. Guess how many games have been played since last Friday's column. Seriously, take a guess.

(Think about it.)

(Keep thinking.)

(Time!)

The answer? Seven.

Are you kidding me? Seven games in an entire week? We're barely in the second round!!! Apparently, things are stretched ...

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