When news of the tentative agreement broke last night the internet essentially went nuclear. Not in the nuclear winter sense that we had all been fearing for so long, but a white-hot explosion of tweets, articles, and downright jubilation from NBA writers and fans.
After experiencing the end of the lockout in real time and seeing some of the responses we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the best tweets and articles that were posted when the news broke early Saturday morning.
NBA Lockout Is Over: What Happens Next? – Tom Ziller of SB Nation looks at what the end of the lockout means for the NBA.
Free at Last! – Noam Schiller of Hardwood Paroxysm revels in the knowledge that the lockout is no more.
Players Twitter Reactions to Lockout Ending – ESPN’s True Hoop Network took some of the best tweets from NBA players reacting to the big news.
Owners Win Big in Lockout Agreement, but Players Can Live With It – NBC’s Kurt Helin dissects the agreement and looks at why the owners got what they wanted, but why the players agreed to the deal.
The Lockout is Finally Over! – Yahoo! Sports Ball Don’t Lie blog looks back at everything the fans went through during the lockout, and why none of it matters anymore.
While all those articles are wonderfully celebratory and informative, there is nothing quite like Twitter to fully capture the mood that surrounded NBA writers, players and fans when the news broke Saturday morning.