On Monday, the players consolidated their lawsuit and filed it in federal court in Minneapolis, Minn. Another round of jabs and legal posturing ensued that would give any normal fan a headache and a bout with depression in realizing that the season is probably not going to happen.
Plain and simple, it sucks. It sucks for everyone from the players to the ticket vendors and concession workers at the arenas to the fans. Nobody likes talking about labor strife when it comes to millionaires and billionaires. Most people would still blame the players for the work stoppage even if it actually is not their fault or if there were blame to go around (there is definitely that).
Even those that follow the league and this lockout pretty closely would say the players mismanaged this situation and moved to disclaim interest and into the courts far too late -- at least to save a full regular season. It is frustrating to watch.
So imagine how former NBPA executive director Charles Grantham feels ...