Warning: Early NBA not easy on eyes
Thoughts on the short schedule, Kings, Lakers and more (PER Diem: Jan. 6, 2012)
Updated: January 6, 2012, 1:47 PM ETBy John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesThe Hawks' triple-overtime loss was ugly, and it could get worse for them ... and the entire league.Is the schedule killing the quality of play? I think it's a fair question after the past few days, which included several nominees for the This Is The Worst Game I've Ever Seen award. The rushed opening to the season didn't seem to be a big problem, as we saw several entertaining teams in the first couple days of the season.