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NBA lockout will dwarf the NFL strife

Next to the current NFL lockout, the NBA's problems are distressingly monumental

Originally Published: July 1, 2011
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

The NFL ought to be embarrassed to call its little labor dispute a lockout. No regular-season games will be missed; no preseason games will be missed. When all is said and done, not a single day of training camp will be lost. How dire can it be if the commissioner and the union chief are flying around the country together, all chummy like the stars in a buddy movie? The sum total of the damage from pro football's work stoppage will be the sacrifice of a bunch of manufactured and overstated offseason ...

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