Brian McKnight Mourns NBA's Absence

If you are among the sports fans who are currently dying a slow death without an NBA season to keep you entertained, you can count R&B singer Brian McKnight among your ranks as well.

McKnight in fact was fully equipped to immerse himself in basketball splendor, that is, before the current NBA lockout.

"I had my whole satellite package set up to watch every game every night, but now nothing," McKnight told the MTV Radio Network. "Football's great, but it only happens once a week. What are you going to watch, the strongest man contest on ESPN?" [28.8 RealVideo]

McKnight's satellite could be in dry-dock for quite a while yet. The NBA still has not reached an agreement with the Players' Union, though the singer has jokingly offered his services if the NBA decides to use replacement players.