I'm starting to forget what the Pistons look like. I'm starting to forget how the game of basketball is played. It feels like it's been 90 years since I last watched live NBA basketball. It's been so long since the Finals, I'm afraid Ben is gonna show up to training camp as an 80-year-old man. It's been so long, I'm starting to wonder if our guys will remember how to play together. It's been so long, I'm actually watching Game 2 of the Finals, even though I know we get pounded (it's the only game I can find on tape). So am I alone in feeling like this has been the slowest off-season ever? Especially compared to last year. In fact, I think comparing this year to last year is part of the problem. Last year we were - first and foremost - enjoying our championship. That seemed to help speed the summer along. Also, we had the Olympic games to watch during August. Add to that all the trade activity. Between the Shaq trade and the McGrady trade, the off-season was as juicy as ever. Finally, I remember being so caught up in the presidential election that I could barely concentrate on basketball. But this off-season has been quiet. Oh so quiet. And slow. So slow I'm watching our guys suffer a 20 point loss. When will it end?