Sports Media Watch uncovers a 1998 column by longtime Washington Post columnist Thomas Boswell that foreshadowed the 2011 NBA lockout. Read this and be amazed.â†µ
That’s what the NBA is doing now. Commissioner David Stern and agent David Falk, deputy commissioner Russ Granik and union head Billy Hunter, are doing a textbook job of setting the stage for years of anger, future strikes, erosion of public image and finally — who knows? — maybe 13 years from now, one final battle as idiotic as the one from which baseball is still trying to recover.â†µ
Thirteen years later, the NBA is involved in an arguably idiotic final battle. I want Boswell to predict my future.