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No. 7: NBA Lockout (July-December)

Photograph By AP Photo/Charles Krupa

The Boston Celtics were idle from July 1 until Dec.1 because of the NBA lockout, and now will play a shortened season. During the lockout, teams could not trade, sign or contact players, and NBA fans' frustration grew.