NBA fans are finding it increasingly difficult to find any optimism during the ongoing lockout.
It's hard to blame them. For weeks we heard about "progress" which may or may not have been being made, only to have it blown into obliteration when the two sides broke off talks under Federal Mediator George Cohen last week.
The owners delivered a 50-50 ultimatum as to how to split BRI (Basketball-Related Income), and the players left it as it simply wasn't a fair deal.
The NBA has already canceled the first two weeks of its regular season from the calendar, and now it certainly sounds as if the next wave of games is only shortly behind.
According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the next announcement coming down from league offices is almost certain to be filled with doom and gloom.
Pretty widely expected that NBA's next announcement will be that start of season postponed "indefinitely," or "until further notice."
The "until further notice" line is what should really make fans feel most uncomfortable, as even the league doesn't know when the regular season will begin.