If you go to NBA.com or any official NBA team website, you won’t see any pictures of current basketball players. No Kobe, no Lebron, no Durant, nobody. Why? It’s because the NBA isn’t allowed to post pictures of any of their players.The NBA just kickstarted their lockout at 12:01AM today and players and owners are no longer friends. The owners and players union couldn’t come up with a deal that’ll fairly split millions and millions of dollars to millionaires and billionaires so they decided to lockout and cease relationships with one another (at least until a fair deal is made). That means the NBA can’t profit off their players by posting pictures of their star players online. It’s just coaches, assistant coaches, mascots, etc. — they can’t even contact players without suffering a $1 million fine.