The big talk of the CBA negotiation throughout the month of July
were big discussions on "Small-Market teams vs Big-Market teams"
where the owners had the chance to find equal ballance (for all 30
owners) to impliment into the new CBA rules. Which turned out to
be a helluva complicated solution when certain already established
teams (Lakers, Celtics, Miami, Knicks) could guarantee a sold-out
crowd when visiting Sacremento, Golden State, Minesoto, Washington,
Milwaukie, and Toronto, but it does not work visa-versa.
When the owners find good grounds with each other this lockout will
come to a conclusion with the players.