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The W - Basketball - Could an extended lockout threaten the very existence of the NBA?
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A question that I've been pondering lately (as it seems there will be no 2011-12 NBA season), and one that I don't think I've seen answered yet in the media, is the one on the thread title.

If this season is canceled, and the 2012-13 season is jeopardized, could this lockout signify the end of the 65-year-old National Basketball Association? I know it's a bit early to play Chicken Little, but I'm honestly curious.

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I think it's much more likely we'd see a radical reduction of teams before the whole league dies.



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A full year lockout didn't kill the NHL and that was a league on much shakier grounds than the NBA - for one thing the NBA has a much better TV deal.

Also it's a lock-out not a strike, so the owners can end it anytime they want to.



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Eventually, deep down, you know he had to be lurking around trying to find a way into this. http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/play_of_the_zeke_NgFlatcdg5Vc76DKNuBNuK

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    Originally posted by Llakor
    A full year lockout didn't kill the NHL and that was a league on much shakier grounds than the NBA - for one thing the NBA has a much better TV deal.

    Also it's a lock-out not a strike, so the owners can end it anytime they want to.


It wouldn't die. but I think it's important to point out that IMO NHL fans are much more fanatic per capita than NBA fans.



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