I can tell you I cannot stand the whole thing, and while I hated the NFL lockout I could at least in some ways understand it. See here is the difference. The difference is that the NFL is on the whole extremely successful even for the most disadvantaged franchises. The NBA has teams that are struggling to even fill half of their stadiums. The NBA needs to cut down salaries in order to reduce ticket prices to be able to save their sport long term. Contraction is not completely out of the picture. The NFL players were not potentially crippling their sport. And while it may not be a knockout punch to the NBA its already less entertaining then college (and I’d contend NFL does not have that problem) and its already having a hard time without having to capitulate even more to players and I do believe it will have an adverse effect on the fans as well.

I may end up getting over it, but I just cannot stand it.