SPORTS NBA players, owners show no regard for customers
So, here we go again. Billionaires versus millionaires, Round Two.
As predicted by many-though it didn't require keen foresight-the NBA season will not begin as scheduled. Commissioner David Stern announced that at least the first two weeks and 100 games have been erased.
In some ways, that's OK. The NBA season is too darn long, anyway.
In fact, I recall the 1998-1999 season, the last time there was an NBA lockout. The season was crammed into 50 games over three months and was hectic as hell.
Yet there was the sense that every game mattered, although my view might have been skewed by the fact that the Larry-Birdcoached, Reggie-Miller-led Indiana Pacers were then one of the league's elite teams.
But back to the present.
The commissioner said there is a wide gulf separating owners and players on virtually all issues. Franchises, including the Pacers, are bleeding red ink. Owners are proposing a tourniquet. Play...