December 5, 2012 7:43 PM

Exhilaration Gap

Not too long ago, on Twitter, I suggested that the "reality gap" between NBA basketball on television and NBA basketball live might be the biggest out of all of our favorite sports. Because Twitter only allows 140 characters, I never did get around to explaining what I meant by "reality gap." But the great thing is: The argument began raging pretty much right away."I still vote for hockey," my buddy and SI wunderkind Michael Rosenberg said."You know, really high end tennis, in person, is probably on that list," the excellent Bruce Arthur added."NHL by a mile," said WagerMinds."Gotta vote hockey (if 'reality gap' means what I think it means)," co-habitant of Sports on Earth Emma Span responded.And so on

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