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 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.
This Super Bowl of legendary teams shows the NFL's remarkable versatility. It has achieved both financial and competitive parity while entering a new decade with its legacy franchises leading the way.