NBA Lockout on NewsFeed - Even though the NFL may be on their way to having a season, the closest thing we’ll see to professional basketball is watching the Harlem Globetrotters break every fundamental rule in the book while they dominate the Wile E Coyote of basketball, the Washington Generals. In the NBA, the owners and players are at a complete impasse. The owners are taking the Mr. Burns approach as they want to give the players a maximum contract of 3 years at a time, lower salaries and reduced revenue sharing. The players, on the other hand, are just trying to keep things simple. They want every locker room to be fully equipped with a barber shop, a recording studio, along with full monthly child support for all 13 of Shawn Kemps Kids. Ya know what? This job calls for a mediator. Metta World Peace formerly known as Ron Artest, let’s get this thing done.