If the NBA wants to save its season and its own dignity instead of trying to push the players to the wall, it needs to consider a serious downsize.
None of David Stern's rhetoric holds up to scrutiny. He justified the lockout by stating the dominance of big-market teams threatened competitive balance. But recent playoff results don't support that.
The Spurs? Gone. The Lakers? Gone. The Celtics? Gone. And if the past is indeed prologue, none of them will be back among the league powers anytime soon.
LeBron overlooks a thing or two when he says the NBA should retire Michael Jordan's No. 23. Like Jackie Robinson. And American history. King James should know better.