The History of NBA Lockouts: The Similarities Are Unsettling

Read an excellent story about lockouts dating back to 1983. In each case, there is a history of struggling owners either moving their teams or selling them off, resulting in the league pushing for cost certainties in new CBAs. Also interesting that David Stern and Russ Granik have both been around all this time.

Hey not everything is doom and gloom. Your favorite Phoenix Suns NBA site, Bright Side of the Sun is looking for some quality peeps yearning to cut their teeth on sports journalism. We're talking TOTAL COVERAGE y'all. Do you want to help out? Here's what we're talking about:



  • Have a passion for writing, Suns, basketball, Suns basketball, the NBA
  • Are online probably too much, following NBA news, looking for interesting NBA stories
  • Are a journalism student or related field-good with grammar rules, paraphrasing news, writing coherent, non-stream of consciousness stuff.
  • Can commit to work-no flakes alowed


  • We're the BSOTS-you know us, you love us, enough said.
  • SB Nation is so huge and popular, the great Ashton Kutcher has endorsed us! For realz...
  • But honestly, there are a whole lot of people getting paid for their work that started in similar roles. Getting paid toreport and write about sports? Forget about it man, it doesn't get any better (they tell me).

This job is one for self-driven people who are looking for a spring board into writing and or  journalism. We cannot promise you fame, fortune (or any money-at all), but the site generates a lot of traffic if you haven't noticed. You could eventually end up being a big deal like East Bay Ray, the Ron Burgundy of BSOTS.

Let us know at brightsideofthesun at with "Virtual News Room" as your subject line...

We have known this day would come for quite some time, but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement expired at midnight ET Friday without any...

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Sad grandpa...

Don't think for a minute that the title of this story guarantees you will get a different question on every day of the NBA lockout. If it is profitable we will do it. If it is not profitable, we will ask you to give back more until it is. That's how we (and the NBA) roll.

Speaking of rolling, this question's been rolling around my head for the last few days. Clearly if these chuckleheads can get their acts together and come to an agreement that has the season starting on time, there will be very little fan damage. Especially if the players and owners somehow manage to be civil towards each other and avoid a scorched Earth media policy.

But what if the lockout goes until early January like it did last time with the season cut down to 50 games? How much will you care then? Will you come right back as if nothing happened or will your eye have wondered and found a new thrilling pleasure?

What if the entire season is lost and we are sitting here in June 2012 talking about a lockout? 

What if it's like our invasion of Iraq and you wake up and discover it's been 8 years and the mission hasn't been accomplished? Will we really still care about some guys named Markieff and Zabian?

Think about it and let us know -- What is your NBA lockout breaking point?

What is your NBA lockout breaking point?

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??? Getting to know all about you.  Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me...???

Hey there Brightsiders!

I've been meaning to make a FanPost for quite sometime now, especially since my biggest (and probably only) fan 2Nashty has asked me nicely to do so...along with the recent request of our newest staff writer East Bay Ray.   I'm usually more apt to fill up someone else's post with long paragraphs of information rather than saving the material for my own, but I thought it was time I finally gave it a shot.

Anyway, with the Suns' season long over, the championship won by Dallas, the conclusion of the draft, and nothing but a summer of lockouts looming before us...what is there left to discuss?

Well, how about an article about us fans?

In order to warm up my posting skills for more analytical and relevant material (don't worry 2Nashty, It's coming), I thought it would be a nice idea to start with a FanPost devoted to the very people that make this site the oh-so-special place it is. 

Let's face it, we don't just come here for info about the Suns, but also to interact with the many great fans and interesting characters that call this place their virtual home.  Since we don't have a whole lot going on with the Suns at the moment, what better time than now to find out a little more about the people we spend so much time typing back and forth with?

So please indulge me and the rest of our community by posting some interesting tidbits about yourself, including how you became a Suns fan to begin with, your background,; along with other unique and/or special factoids about yourself that may give us a little better idea about the actual person behind the screen-name.  Speaking of screen-names, if the reason you chose your particular handle isn't too private to share, that would also be a great idea to include.


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