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 Jeremy Lin phenomenon is giving us all a chance to re-engage with some age-old American issues about race, fairness and, yes, basketball.
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.
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.