For only the second time in its history, the National Basketball Association has canceled games due to a labor dispute.
In the first of what figure to be several cancellations over the next few months, the NBA on Friday canceled 43 preseason games and postponed the start of training camp. The preseason games were to take place between October 9 and 15.
Owners began a lockout of players on July 1, the fourth lockout in league history. This is just the second time that a lockout has resulted in the cancellation of games.
In 1998, the league postponed training camp and canceled the first week of the preseason on September 24 (a Miami Heat/Maccabi Elite game had been canceled on September 10). The remainder of the preseason was canceled on October 6, and the first two weeks of the regular season were canceled a week later.
(Information from NBA.com)