It seemed hopeless for the NFL too. But a couple of "heroes" stepped up (the Patriots owner and I think the Giants owner and the players were reasonable) and the season was saved. It could happen in the NBA too but who are the possible "heroes" on the owner's side? Will the players accept a "reasonable" offer instead of cutting off their noses to spite their faces? The NFL players and owners camps were filled with dissension at one time too. Their is hope, but I don't think the NBA will get it together even though they could if they really wanted to do so.