This year I'm giving up basketball until I finish the manuscript for my third novel - Law and Odor: Cold Case.
Doing this probably isn't necessary. No doubt I'd finish that manuscript at some point anyway, but I just feel like some extra motivation might help me get it done sooner. And every NBA gif in Messenger is a handy prompt to get back to work, and not just a reminder of my separation from the sport I used to love. I read that pain and trauma is the source of many great artworks, and perhaps this could be mine.
It has nothing to do with the cost of a League Pass subscription, or Golden State being unreasonably stacked.