NBA Strips Down Official Website as Lockout Commences

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This is a very eerie, and sad sight for NBA loving eyes. As of now, just a little over an hour ago, the NBA is officially on lockout. And with it, the stripping down to bare bones of their official site; NBA.com

Take a look- it looks like it’s one step from being shut down. It’s so basic and threadbare, the visitor gets the impression everyone at the site, and to extrapolate the league has left the office for good.

All that remains are two columns of news releases. One for the league, another for the WNBA. The first two paragraphs of the lockout media release states:

The National Basketball Association announced that it will commence a lockout of its players, effective at 12:01 am ET on July 1, until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached with the National Basketball Players Association.

“The expiring collective bargaining agreement created a broken system that produced huge financial losses for our teams,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. “We need a sustainable business model that allows all 30 teams to be able to compete for a championship, fairly compensates our players, and provides teams, if well-managed, with an opportunity to be profitable.”

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