NBA lockout: NBA.com barely deserves .com title
At 8:59 p.m. PDT, NBA.com was your typical, modern website. Rotating tabs, embedded video, an excess of links. Just the kind of site our age has become used to.
Thanks to the lockout, by 9:01 all the links were gone. As were the tabs and videos. In their place, two columns. One headed by a picture of David Stern, and the other led by a photo of Diana Taurasi of the WNBA's Pheonix Mercury. Stern's column proceeded to detail everything lockout-related, and Taurasi's possibly gave the WNBA more publicity than the league has received in its 14 years.
All other NBA online properties, including team websites, are still standing, for now.
-- Douglas Farmer