Game 4—if necessary! (oh right)—of the Western Conference Finals is scheduled for next Monday night at the Pepsi Center, but there's a scheduling snafu. "Monday Night Raw" already has the place booked.

World Wrestling Entertainment scheduled next week's live show back in August, when the playoffs were a gleam in Allen Iverson's eye. Then Denver dumped him and looky what happened. The Nuggets—whose owner also owns the Pepsi Center—seem unwilling to yield on the unexpected playoff bounty, so Vince McMahon, as is his wont, decided to fire a shot across their bow.

"Even though the Denver Nuggets had a strong team this year and were projected to make the playoffs, obviously Nuggets and Pepsi Center owner Stan Kroenke did not have enough faith in his own team to hold the May 25th date for a potential playoff game," said WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

So will Kenyon Martin's mom team with Edge and Big Show to take on Triple H, Koko B. Ware* and Stone Cold Mark Cuban in a ladder match for the right to Monday night's gate? Or here's an alternate solution: Why doesn't the NBA just take another goddamn day off? Their playoffs already take 27 weeks to complete; it's not like anyone will notice.

"Raw" and NBA Playoff Game Conflict - Sports Biz with Darren Rovell [CNBC]

(*Note: Author does not know who is currently popular in the WWE.)