Dennis Cook, File, Associated Press
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2008, file photo, National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter, left, and National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern appearing before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on drug use in sports, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

In the middle of arguably the worst recession in our economic history, the NBA owners (billionaires) and the NBA players (millionaires) decide they don't have enough money and power, so they fight like spoiled brats.

They couldn't have picked a worse time to do this. In a time when fans are struggling to hold on to jobs and make ends meet, the NBA players have shown unbelievable selfishness. Will the fans ever forget what they did to them in these hard times? We needed a friend in these troubled times to give us a some entertainment relief from all the very real pressures we are feeling in this recession, and we got instead the highest level of self-centeredness.

L.T. Ralphs

Salt Lake City