NBA Lockout Will Only Serve to Implicate the NBAPA

September 30th, 2011 by David Weiss Leave a reply »
With labor discussions already underway this weekend between the NBA and the players association, the consensus around the sports world is that either the upcoming NBA season will be significantly shortened, or it won't happen at all.

Leading into the weekend, Derrick Fisher, the president of the players association, acknowledged that, though both sides will try in earnest to reach a fair resolution, things remain fundamentally oppositional.

Meanwhile, NBA commish David Stern has echoed through media for months that the owners association is in no place to go halves in order to salvage the NBA season.

In a nutshell, if you're an NBA fan, things look bleak.

But if you really wanted to isolate any aspect of these turnabouts in a particularly sad light, consider this.

For as far back as anyone can remember, the NBA has taken great pride in marketing its players on a platform that outshines any other major American sport. 

To many sports purists, it was reason enough to alienate them from the sport, even on its best days.

"Those guys just care about money!" many of them would say. "They are living in a wo ...

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