The lockout rolls on as it looks as though the traditional Christmas day games may now be cancelled as another portion of the season is wiped.
The fight for percentages drags out and continues to destroy the fibre of the game, with every glimmer of hope that rolls out, the door quickly closes. A game of foxing between the two groups is making the public feel like their pawns in a game of public manipulation.
Amid the shadows of this great loss of love for a game so rich in America's past time there is a chance for one of the games great athletes to become a great player.
Lebron James has the skill and flair that cannot be matched by anyone on a basketball court. His greatest downfall to date has been the length of the season. Lebron starts powerfully and then fades away as it gets to the business end of the season.
With a very short season on the cards, this could be his greatest opportunity to clinch his first NBA championship. He may not have time to have his regular mid season slump, and time sitting around thinking about the post season.
It could be the greatest opportunity to get that monkey of his back and lead to an illustrious career that he is capable of, only time will tell.