Unfortunately, an NBA lockout is around the corner. Whether it happens today or in a couple days, it’s going to happen. The owners and the players are just too far apart and there isn’t enough time to close the gap.
An NBA lockout could have a devastating affect on the future of the NBA. Here are the top three reasons why an NBA lockout needs to be avoided.
1. Great Season
The 2010-11 NBA season was one of the most exciting in recent memory. With the rise of the Miami Heat and the fall of the Los Angeles Lakers, there were numerous stories for the media to eat up.
2. The NFL Lockout
The NBA is still the little brother of the NFL. That could hypothetically change since the NFL lockout could cut into football season. But if the NBA is locked out too, there will be no ground made up.
3. Bad for Business
No one enjoys billionaires arguing with millionaires. Both sides end up looking petty and out of touch with reality. It took years for the league to recover from the 1999 NBA lockout. Why go through that again?