The ongoing labor dispute between NBA owners and the players union is continuing to draw national attention, as each passing day without an agreement puts the league closer to not having a season at all.
Based on Gumbel's remarks over the years, I quietly suspect that beneath the polished, articulate demeanor lies a Black Panther always waiting to happen. In fact, that's one of the reasons I respect him so much.
Only Congress can force owners to explain why their own profits should trump the massive public investment we've made in the game. But when Congress is made up of an NBA owner and at least 244 other millionaires, don't hold your breath.
While the two sides in the NFL labor dispute work on revenue sharing among the owners and players, revenue sharing among the owners -- a problem lying beneath the surface of this two-year dispute -- lies dormant.
Yesterday I caught up with two of our good radio friends, 56 Sports Radio in Memphis and "The Odd Couple" 610 Sports Radio in Houston, to break down the NBA Lockout every which way, and offer some analysis on the NBA Draft.