Professional sports has reached its tipping point. The players, already too big, already too fast, already too strong, are now engaged in a game of attrition not against the other team, but against the regular season.
The NBA's labor posturing is following a risky road that appears to be taking the league straight into a brick wall and a possible NFL-style lockout. Yep, it's deja vu all over again.
NBA Commissioner David Stern doesn't believe this year's All-Star game in Orlando will be upstaged by Dwight Howard's uncertain future.
The move by David Stern and the NBA owners to keep Chris Paul from being traded to the Lakers was spectacularly petty.