First the NFL, now the NBA, yup, the NBA. The NBA announced this afternoon that it would lockout its players starting at midnight tonight. The last time an NBA season was shortened was for the 98-99 season. is this lockout going to be as big and bad as the 100 plus day NFL lockout? Obviously, no one can answer that yet but if these lockouts hold serve, one thing is for sure, NBA and NFL fans will need to find some new hobbies for fall and winter.