The NBA is set to cancel two more weeks of the 2011-12 season on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. Once the players and owners broke off talks last week following three days of negotiating with a federal mediator, it was just a matter of time before David Stern decided to make this move. The had previously cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season.
The total tally of cancelled games will now be at least 202 games and last through November 28. With no more talks planned, the league could scrap games up to Christmas in the next couple of weeks.
Players are trying to show they can survive on their own by continuing with various exhibition games around the country. Somehow, it's hard to see defense-less 176-171 pickup-style games bringing the owners to their knees.
That isn't stopping upwards of 18 players, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade from scheduling a six-game world tour starting Sunday in Puerto Rico.
While NBAPA executive director spends his time talking about waiting for a "fair deal", his players will now lose somewhere in the neighborhood of $400 million in salary they will never get back. The difference in basketball-related income (BRI) is $800 million over 10 years.