The NBA lockout is really confusing and scary. Between BRI, decertification and David Stern’s visible depression, it’s been very hard on basketball fans. But in the midst of these troubling times, one thing has become clear: player’s association vice president Maurice Evans loves himself some face time in front of the cameras.
The NBA Lockout in a nutshell: my television is currently playing Major League Soccer.
This is what my life has become. A week ago, I was watching the Cards top the Rangers in The Greatest/Worst/Best/Sloppiest Baseball Game Ever. Tonight, the Seattle XBOX’s are going up against the Dudes in Red Shirts.
According to the New York Times, NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter has sent a letter to 450 players, fully blessing any athlete who explores the option of playing abroad during the league's lockout.
The NBA has long served as second fiddle to the NFL, which for one is known as “America’s pastime.” The NFL has more fans, more TV viewers and brings in more money. But while the NFL lockout approaches its fourth month and the NBA’s is less than two weeks old, the NBA players seem to have one advantage over their football brethren, and it could very well be a key element in solving their own labor dispute with its league and ownership.