Maniak, I have a feeling that it's going to be like the 99 season where the players gave in and the owners got what they wanted. The owners (hot chick at the bar) can hold out way longer than the players (desperate guy at the bar) can. The players are usually bad with money and would be in desperate need to get paid so the owners will have the upper hand. There's no way most NBA players can go through a season with no paycheck. We will probably lose like 30 games this year but so what? The small market teams will finally have a chance to compete.