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The Opening Day That Wasn't

5-on-5: With cancellations the name of the game, this is an opening blight for NBA

Originally Published: November 1, 2011
ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network

Tuesday night was the night the Dallas Mavericks were going to hoist a banner, get some hefty jewelry, and begin their title defense with a game against the Chicago Bulls.

Then the NBA lockout squashed that.

So, what can console those who will miss not only this celebration, but the beginning of another NBA season? Not much. Our panel weighs in on The Opening Day That Wasn't, pointing some fingers of blame before pointing out when they think this whole tiresome squabble will ...

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