The NBA's extended offseason may have increased anticipation with regards to the actual season, but it also provided extra time for the league and its players to engage in unwise acts of decision-making.
While the lockout itself is deemed nonsensical by many, the fact is that the premise of its existence holds much more validity than events that transpired either as a result of its livelihood or after.
Even amidst the work stoppage, there was no shortage of topics to discuss, as numerous reports surfaced regarding those who are supposed to represent the league in a tasteful and distinguished manner. Although the lockout is over, the NBA is still feeling its effects, as not only has it postponed the start of the regular season, but it also increased the opportunity for mayhem to run rampant.
Thanks to the actions of a few, it has become abundantly clear that an extended offseason is never a good thing.