From last Sunday's NYT Magazine
In a field with an endless river of new talent emerging and an average career of about 4 years, the NBA players recalcitrance is madness. A prolonged strike will likely cost all marginal 4+ year guys and this years draft their livelihoods. Its the owners ball, and their game, when play resumes, players will be earning less than last year.
( I wrote this before hitting the road. If circumstances have changed while away, my bad)