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NBA lockout: NBA.com barely deserves .com title

June 30, 2011 |  9:27 pm

 

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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.

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