NBA Free Agency: Why Lockout Was a Total Failure

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NBA Free Agency: Why Lockout Was a Total Failure
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We haven't even reached the signing period of the 2012 NBA Free Agency market, yet we have one of the craziest offseasons in recent memory.

While all the talk is around the players and their money, most of the talk should be about how the NBA owners—the same ones that locked out their players to keep them from controlling everything in the league—have failed miserably in their efforts. 

The 2011 NBA lockout saw players and owners arguing over money. The players felt they deserved some more while the owners wanted to be able to control more of what they were paying out.

Not only did the lockout not work for the owners, it may have only caused them to take a massive step back in their efforts.

Let's take a look at some of the reasons behind the failure of the lockout based on the offseason thus far.

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