Another chapter in the NBA lockout has been written. Or maybe it’s just a page in a chapter. Or really a footnote, but it’s a funny one regardless of how big a story it is. Try going to your favorite teams website now and look for your favorite player. They have been scrubbed from the internet. Go ahead and try clicking on the names on the rosters – it will redirect you to NBA.com with a picture of David Stern at the helm. The Knicks front page features John Starks for crying out loud. The Miami Heat? Only go there if you want to buy Heat pool toys. The main stories are now centered around new administration hires and the respective dance squads. I’m not complaining too much – I’ve been trying to find an application for the Celtics Dance Team for years now – but it’s a pretty funny and largely petty move on the part of the owners. Unless there’s something there legally I’m missing? (Which is a good possibility.)
Either way, nice move guys. Make your websites even less interesting than they were before – sure fire way to drum up public support.