The NBA lockout is expected to go into effect at 11:01 a.m. Friday.
On the heels of the highest-rated NBA Finals in a decade, the league’s owners and players have reached an impasse in areas involving basketball related income, cap exceptions and a hard cap, and revenue sharing.
Rookies are missing summer league play and they won’t be working out with their teams. Free agents and undrafted players are in limbo … although some may head overseas to play for pay.
How will fans react? Lockouts or strikes in other sports, notably in Major League Baseball, have resulted in a drop in fanbase.