Why would NBA bail on Olympics?

The league would have only one reason to support a change, and it's money

Originally Published: July 31, 2012
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

LONDON -- Ninety minutes before tipoff every single seat reserved for the press in the arena is filled, and not long after tipoff more than 100 angry men and women with the proper media credentials will be turned away from the arena. When ticket holders for the session are allowed in at the appointed time, a great many of them bolt to their seats as if they're unassigned. There is something just short of hysteria in the building for a pair of first-round Olympic basketball games, neither of which ...

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