With the NFL's lockout this close to being resolved, it's probably time to turn our attention to the much less talked about, but more dire, NBA lockout.
Though the NBA lockout has slipped through the cracks thus far, in terms of what's at stake for players, owners and fans, the NBA's situation is a lot trickier.
Some of what's to follow is fact, while some is opinion. I fully expect Bleacher Report's NFL fans to bash this article.
I personally would be far more devastated if the NBA missed games this season. The New England Patriots consume me on Sundays, sure, but I'm invested in multiple teams and personalities in the NBA: The Boston Celtics. The soon-to-be-bandwagon-favorite Minnesota Timberwolves. The Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook saga. It's all at risk.
Most of my reasons for thinking this are basketball focused, not business focused. I won't pretend to know much about the finances. I'm an English major.