The lockout’s over, y’all! Pop bottles! Get krizzled! I just made that last word up! Behold:

“We’ve reached a tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals and very complex machinations, but we’re optimistic that will all come to pass and that the NBA season will begin Dec. 25,” Commissioner David Stern said.

The article goes on to point out that the deal still must be ratified by both owners and players. I’m not entirely sure what “ratified” means but I’m guessing it refers to “celebrating harder than you ever have before.”

What does NBA basketball coming back mean to you? I’ll tell you one thing, six guys are jumping up and down on their beds and giggling in a Miami hotel room right now.