NBA games lost yesterday: 9.
Total games missed: 308.
Earliest estimated date season can start: Jan. 22.
Projected player salary losses (through Jan. 22): $480 million.
Negotiations: Nothing scheduled.
Quote of the day: "Things can't be too critical or extreme in view of the fact that Commissioner Stern is planning a vacation in Aspen, Colo." -- Billy Hunter, union director.
Pub Date: 12/17/98