The NBA is having a lockout because 22 of the 30 owners lost money this season.
On a side note, the Potland TrailBlazers just offered Greg Oden $8.8M !!! (no kidding :-X )
Oden has played in 82 games over 4 years (which just so happens that one NBA season is 82 games). He missed last season with the same type of surgery on one knee that threatened his career when he had it his rookie season on the other knee.
Hmmmm… I wonder why they are losing money !!! :