This week, NBA commissioner David Stern announced the cancellation of the first two weeks of the regular season due to the lack of progress made on resolving the lockout.
Most people in the national media are downplaying this, claiming that people don't care about basketball and usually won't until the playoffs. While it may be true for some, it isn't for all.
What we as fans should be concerned with is the conditioning and activity that our favorite players are going through during this time off. Not all NBA players, however, are interested in going overseas.
The Chicago Bulls feature a roster full of characters and specialty role players. These players may not need to play in a league to maintain form, but they should still keep basketball conditioning their No. 1 priority.
Here are some good occupations for Chicago Bulls players to have in addition to maintaining their basketball skill.