Associated Press
Utah Jazz\'s Gordon Hayward signs autographs for fans before the start of a Indy Pro Am Lockout League basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

We will be looking at a long and gloomy winter if we have no NBA basketball. Why in the world can't the owners and the players come to an agreement? It is actually unpatriotic of these people not to find a solution as it will cause so many to be out of work.

All across the nation, parking lot attendants, security people, food people, travel people, hotels and on and on will suffer. Maybe we need a mother to come in and help these billionaires and millionaires learn how to play nicely together.

Carolyn B. Nelson

Salt Lake City