The NBA is set for a lockout which will surely cost the players and owners plenty of money. The players are already getting too much money but the question is, how much is an NBA franchise worth? The answer might lie in the fact that no teams is seeming to be going bankrupt any time soon so this implies the NBA as a whole is worth a lot of money and far more than the NHL.
Who knows what the problem is whether it is the players or the owners that are pushing for the lockout. The reality is NBA owners are getting far less income and if player salaries are still increasing, then there is definitely a problem.
You could call the fans the biggest losers of them all but if they lose 50% of a season, the fans will take longer to come back and this is going to hurt the owners even more, which eventually will come back to hurt the players. Say aren't most NBA retired players going bankrupt anyways? Will more money really help or just delay the problem from 5 years to 6?