Every minute that the NBA keeps its players locked out, the greater the chance that someone else will step in and start profiting off of them. Sunday's Battle of I-95 between Baltimore's Melo League team (Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Paul) and Philadelphia's club (Kyle Lowry, Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams) went off beautifully, with SI.com providing the live stream and commentary from writer Chris Mannix, and with the gorgeous Palestra playing host. The NBA didn't have a thing to do with that game ... and it sold out a gym and had any number of eyes glued to it...If the NBA cancels the season, someone will step up and standardize the delivery and execution of these summer games.
— From Go Ahead, NBA: Make Yourself Irrelevant - SBNation.com by Tom Ziller, SBNation.com. A few of us discussed this possibility at the SBN blogger conference and we were somewhat split - obviously the capital NBA owners bring to the table is valuable. But it's an interesting point nonetheless as this thing drags on.