Orlando likely faces December deadline as 2012 NBA All-Star hostPosted by Inside Hoops
Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports (via blog):
If past NBA lockout history is any guidepost to the present, the city of Orlando should know around mid-December whether the 2012 all-star game will be played at Amway Center — or cancelled.
In the last lockout, the league cancelled the Feb. 14 1999 all-star game scheduled in Philadelphia on Dec. 9, 1998.
This year’s game is set a little later — Feb. 26 at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando.
So it could be that if this lockout continues, eating up regular-season games, the league likely will cancel Orlando’s game around Dec. 15.
The NBA salvaged a 50-game season in 1998-99, with games beginning in early February.