Something called the "NBA" is apparently in the midst of a lockout this season, which according to numerous news reports may finally have been settled. I'm told this all has something to do with a sport they play in desolate backwaters like Oklahoma City. And as in most labor conflicts of this sort, the folks with the most money win:

On nearly every count, the deal favors the owners, who all along had sought an overhaul. The players made significant concessions, including a reduction of up to $300 million year in salaries, $3 billion over the life of the agreement.

Yay! Another victory for those who own the means of production over those whose surplus labor value they exploit!

It's hard to feel sorry for men paid millions to play a game, but it's even harder to feel sorry for the billionaire monopolists who pay them. As far as I'm concerned, I wouldn't have been bothered to see this labor dispute drag on forever to the financial ruin of all.