As you may have heard the NBA had a large dilemma lasting six months and into the NBA season, what happened is that many players did not think they were being paid enough, which is completely ridiculous. The lockout had a huge effect on those businesses or people associated with the games. First of all, since the games were not taking place this meant that employees were not able to work in the stadiums. Those employees who are usually hired to work the concession stands or sell food, drinks, and souvenirs around the stadium were out of work while the lockout persisted. Lack of work meant less income for the old stadium employees, thus lowering the demand for other goods that these people would normally buy. Lower incomes make people purchase fewer amounts of goods from stores, restaurants, and other recreational activities.
The baseball strike of 1995 caused baseball fans to lose interest in the sport because fans felt like players did not care about them. Fans became angry because they felt like players were too greedy and selfish. The same results happened with the NBA lockout. Fans did not approve of the fighting between owners and players over money so they decided not to help support the NBA. Whether sports teams have a lockout or strike, the ending result greatly affects the sport's ability to attract fans and make money, thus affecting the whole economy.
These players should be happy with what they have and be grateful that they are being paid more than the average American, especially now that we just celebrated thanksgiving. Their job requires no college diploma and it involves playing a sport, which is one of the many fun sports to play on ones free time. However, thanks for the early christmas present NBA and I will be seeing you christmas day.