Could it be? Is an NBA lockout so likely that the league is not even going to schedule the Vegas Summer League this July?

Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News reports:

In two more signs that the NBA is gearing up for a lockout starting July 1, the league has scrubbed its annual Las Vegas summer league and has also scuttled its annual summer internship program, according to league sources.

The Las Vegas summer league normally starts around July 9, with upwards of 20 teams, including the Knicks, sending little-used veteran players and rookies to compete over a 10-day period.

I hope this isn’t the case. Hitting Vegas for basketball and fun (not necessarily in that order) has been a yearly highlight, especially as other summer leagues shut down. It would be a shame not to get an early look at the 2011-12 rookies.

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