If NBA doesn’t play, would anyone notice (or care)?

The absolute greed shown in the National Basketball Association lockout, and the apathy shown by fans across the country, begs for a question to be asked.
If the NBA doesn’t play, would anyone notice (or care)?
There are no winners in the NBA lockout, but the fans are the ones who are going to come out as the biggest losers. Both the owners and players don’t want to budge off of their negotiating stances. It has become a repetitive ploy of each side thumping their chests like warring gorillas. And it has left fans banging their heads against the wall.
The amount of money the NBA players are fighting for is obscene. Especially for a product that has grown more and more unwatchable over the past 20 years. Ever since Michael Jordan retired (the first time), the NBA has been sliding down hill. It’s become a bloated product featuring egomaniacs who want to show off their offensive skills. Defense has ceased to exist in most NBA games. The maturity level of many players could be matched, or surpassed, in a visit to any elementary school classroom.
To NBA players it’s all about “me, me, me” and “money, money, money.”
It is just a matter of time before one side in the lockout caves in, simply because there is too much money on the table to allow this to go on forever. But wouldn’t this be the perfect time for NBA fans to send a message to the league.
Here’s the message: Don’t buy tickets. Spend the money by going to a high school game or a college game. Tell the NBA owners and players that they need the fans more than the fans need them. The fans have been pawns in this battle, and it’s time for a fan uprising.
If there was any justice in this dispute, the owners and players wouldn’t be arguing over a 50-50 split. They’d be making the split 45-45. Then they’d take the remaining 10 percent and knock that off the price of their obscenely priced tickets. We know that will never happen. But with many NBA teams struggling to sell tickets before the lockout, it’s going to be many times more difficult to sell tickets once the lockout is ended.