Well, it's official. The first two weeks of the regular season have been cancelled meaning commissioner David Stern has delivered on his threat of cancellation when necessary.
But he isn't the only villain here. Both sides are to blame for this.
The owners have called the players greedy. The players have done the same to the owners. Neither one of them wants to back down as a clash of misguided egos is preventing basketball from happening.
From the way things look now, a deal isn't likely to be reached soon.
This is really disappointing in light of the entertaining season the NBA had last year. Remember the NBA Finals? Yeah, neither do I. All I remember is months of labor disputes.
Let's go ahead and rank the guys who are preventing basketball from happening.