First Automatic Overtime In NBA Finals History Scheduled For Tonight
Los Angeles (CHN): Commissioner David Stern has given the thumbs up for NBA league officials to schedule 4 automatic overtimes for tonight's game 7 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. Insiders have reported that TV revenues were way off because of World Cup Coverage and several sweeps during the early rounds of the playoffs. Stern told CHN earlier today that the "NBA does not make scheduling and game formats based on profits; do you realize we own the WNBA?"
The game will begin with two 5 minute overtime periods prior to the first quarter tipoff. All four quarters will be played as usual; an elongated halftime program will included a shootout between recently injured Kendrick Perkins and Lakers assistant coach "Tex" Winter.
The final two overtimes will be played following the fourth quarter, the first is scheduled for 7 minutes or first to 200 points whichever occurs 2nd. The last overtime is being described as an additional 5 game serious between the Cleveland Cavaliers and 1992 Olympic Dream Team anchored by Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.
The Dream Team has recently announced that it has cut Christian Laettner and has yet to replace him. Assistant Coach Lenny Wilkins spoke on behalf of a dead Chuck Daley by saying "I hope Lebron is ready for a well rested Scottie Pippen and Clyde Drexler".