The NBA Lockout has now gone to a place where the NFL Lockout never did. NBA Commissioner David Stern Monday announced the cancellation of the first two weeks of the 2011-12 season.
“The gap is so significant that we just can’t bridge it at this time,” said Stern … “We just have a gulf that separates us.”
The NBA had been scheduled to tip off November 1. Stern emphasized that these games had been cancelled, not postponed, meaning that for the second time in 13 years, the NBA will play a short season.
Of course, now that some games have been lost the question becomes how much more of the season will eventually go swirling down the lockout drain before the rich kids all get together and decide to make a deal.
— In the coming days SB Nation New York will look at the impact of lost games on both the New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks. You can also visit SB Nation’s NBA hub for more on the lockout.