As I sat there watching North Carolina and Michigan State honor our nation’s veterans in the Carrier Classic, with both schools playing the first ever organized game, aboard the USS Carl Vinson on a picturesque, California evening, I soon discovered the major difference between college and professional basketball. The NCAA was honoring those who have served our country; the NBA is merely self-serving.
Now more than ever before, it has become clear that NBA players and owners care only about their own well-being. After months of divisiveness, neither side is willing to give an inch. Both parties remain far apart on several issues, with the equitable distribution of Basketball Related Income the main point of contention.
Their season hangs in the balance.
Without getting into too much detail about my feelings on the dispute, which I’ve already established here and here, I thought I’d share some images, pilfered from the World Wide Web, of what a season with no basketball would look like.
A picture tells a thousand words… but unfortunately cannot resolve the NBA lockout.