For the past few months, I’ve tried to play it cool with friends, family and colleagues and act like I didn’t really care one way or another if there was a 2011-12 NBA season. Unlike the other TBJ hombres, this isn’t actually my job. I write and talk about basketball for fun and the Joneses are gracious enough to let me share my thoughts with all of you.

I was lying to myself, of course. A part of me was dead inside until I read the news this morning that the lockout is over. As you’ll see if you watch the video, I’ve been repressing some emotions that came flowing out today. Judge me if you want, but I bet many of you feel the same way.

(This video was inspired by Dan LeBatard’s reaction to LeBron joining the Heat last July. You might find my video funnier if you watch that one first.)