The Forum: How a cancelled season could affect the NBA, Lakers

The lockout has claimed the first two weeks of NBA action. Labor negotiations are making me grow dead inside. A federal mediator has been called in to grease the wheels of compromise. (Nothing says "irony" more than pinning the hopes for a quicker resolution on government involvement.)

Were the entire 2012 season wiped out, what would be the effect on the NBA and specifically, your Los Angeles Lakers? Along with Dave McMenamin, we ponder the fallout.