1) Yesterday, the players union disclaimed interest in representing the players sending the NBA lockout battle to the courts for an antitrust lawsuit. Mark Schlueb and Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel describe the impact this is having on Orlando and the potential cancellation of the All-Star Game.
2) Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel talks to Tulane sports law professor Gabriel Feldman to explain the differences between decertification and a disclaimer of interest and what the union's latest move means.
3) Henry Abbott of TrueHoop gives eight reasons why the lockout will end in negotiations still.
4) As the players and owners argue toward a settlement, it is the fans that are losing, Shannon Owens of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star wonders if the fans would even come back.
5) Mark Heisler of Sheridan Hoops details the historic blunder and poor promises David Stern made to owners that have led us to this point.
6) Matt Barnes, who was back in Orlando for Dwight's charity game, tells Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel that he is still fond of The City Beautiful.
7) It may not make a ton of business sense to watch the season go down the drain, but Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel at least credits the players for fighting for their rights and principles.
8) Dwight Howard is joining the FBI to kick off a new child safety initiative in Central Florida and Florida.
9) A depressing look into the Magic vault today as the 18-game losing streak of 2003 continued with a three-point loss to the Clippers.