The big time ball players that make up the NBA have had a slow fall. Training camp, the pre-season and the fall schedule of games have all gone by the wayside, and with nary a notice. Now I love basketball as much as the next fellow, but with all the goings on in the fall, do we really miss the NBA? No, we did not get to ponder roster cuts, we did not read about the meaningless pre-season games as teams tried out twenty players in hopes of finding... one, maybe two. The first quarter of the season has disappeared, and... ? Tall men running around in pajamas, tossing around a big orange ball?