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Lockout musings

So: here are some things I wonder, (and perhaps you do too):

Did the players all wearing "STAND" T-shirts make Stern laugh out loud, or only inwardly?

Are Euroleague teams expecting to be able to sign NBA players?  Or will they think "they'll be gone mid-season - screw them!"

Will the fear of NBA players coming over and stealing their jobs make some Euro players (paradoxically) consider the NBA?

Will any NBA player with a contract actually try to sign overseas?  How would that work?  Would they have to agree to an opt-out in case the lockout ends midseason?  Would non-NBA teams agree to that?  (It's got to be worth the risk in pulling in spectators.)

Is there actually any money in Europe, given that the best leagues are in Greece and Spain, and both countries are in the economic crapper?  I guess there's Russia.  Maybe Prokhorov can move the Nets to Moscow for a while.  (Of course, it would be embarrassing when they lost to CSKA.)

Does the ABA still exist (not the 70s one, the one that's been around in the last ten years or so)?  If so, would a crazy billionaire that's been denied an NBA team buy the whole league and offer juicy contracts to NBA players?  Would that be possible?

I'm assuming that the D-League will be affected by the lockout - is that right?  In that case there will certainly be a flood of D-League players trying to get overseas jobs.

But then again, the WNBA is also owned by the NBA, and I'm also assuming that league won't be affected.  Would any WNBA-ers go on strike in sympathy?  Or is it impossibly to feel sympathy for people that much richer than you?

Answers on a postcard, please.

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