After the NBA ruined the playoffs by suspending two Phoenix players and undoing the Suns, I wrote that I would boycott the playoffs.
I have not watched a minute of a game since. If I'm in a bar and a game is on, I look at the TV that's showing baseball or baseball highlights, poker or tennis.
I wish I could have watched LeBron's viruoso performance against Detroit Thursday night. Friends that know I love the game but committed to the boycott will email and call to tell me how good the game was and promise the next game will be even more entertaining.
My friends are like that.
But you know how it is. If you commit to a boycott you can't let it go. There's a popular restaurant near SouthPark that I boycott because our first time there a big deal wine guy was at the next table.
Management and staff hovered around him but served us fast-food style. This is an expensive place, and they all but kicked us out after 45 minutes. Their attitude was, are you still here?
I won't go back. I boycott other restaurants, bars, people, products, streets, dogfighting and dogfighting proponents. Despite LeBron, I will stay strong and continue to boycott the playoffs.
I hope the rest of you enjoy them, however. I also hope the winning margin the rest of the way is 15 points a game.
Have something you boycott? Tell me what and why in the comments section.