There is going to be an NBA lockout in 2011.
With the NBA nearing a lockout, it has already affected organizations in more ways then one. The NBA lockout impacts other organizations other than the organization itself; the lockout will cost each team two-road games and two-home games in the pre-season. Stadium owners and employees will be affected as no games will take place along with local corporations will loose profits which they would have otherwise made. It does not just affect the players or the owners of the league, but the everyday citizen who is employed because the NBA does what it does each year.
Newly Drafted Players
There is no other excitement in a young basketball player’s career then being drafted into the NBA, but wait if you were drafted in the 2011 you will have to seize your excitement and joy a little longer. With the NBA season in jeopardy newly drafted players are not allowed to speak to their respected teams nor use the teams facilities for any use. Now this is not the best way to start off your career, is it? Further to these restrictions and more importantly players are not able to collect any finances until an agreement is reached.
Fans & Communities
Coming off a season where the national TV ratings were at its all time high, is it time for the NBA to regress or build on its recent success?
By: Sami Singh