This continues to make no sense. Ken Berger of CBS Sports details the insanity better than I could.
If they want to set $800 million aflame — the total carnage once the next two weeks of games are canceled — over a $100 million annual difference in BRI, why should I try to stop them? Silver reminded me Thursday that $100 million a year is $1 billion over 10 years, which is true. But it’s also true that the NBA and its players will lose 80 percent of that simply by canceling one month of games.
This is the whole story. http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/15775427/after-latest-nba-impasse-good-luck-finding-someone-who-cares