According to ESPN, David Stern has officially cancelled the first two weeks of the 2011 NBA season. As the league's stars flee overseas amid the work stoppage, the bridge between the players and owners is proving to be too big to overcome quickly.
The likelihood of the league pulling together any kind of a season this year is comparable to the Colts' chances of winning the Super Bowl without Peyton Manning.
So what does this lockout mean to one of the NBA's long-time superstars and the team he has won five championships with in his illustrious career?
Kobe Bryant certainly doesn't need the money, but it's all about playing the game of basketball, right?