NBA games lost yesterday: 10.
Total games missed: 297.
Earliest estimated date season can start: Jan. 22.
Projected player salary losses (through Jan. 22): $480 million.
Negotiations: Nothing scheduled.
Today's best canceled game: Chicago at New York. The last time Michael Jordan and the Bulls played at Madison Square Garden, Jordan turned it into a 48-minute sneaker commercial by wearing original Air Jordans.
Pub Date: 12/16/98