Total games missed: 322
Earliest estimated date season can start: Jan. 22.
Projected player salary losses (through Jan. 22): $480 million.
Negotiations: Nothing scheduled.
Today's best game: "The Game on Showtime," which features 16 current or former All-Stars competing to raise money for charity and boost the players' flagging popularity. Tip-off is at 9 p.m. at the Atlantic City (N.J.) Convention Center. Cable customers who pay the premium for Showtime will see a "Red" team that includes Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone and Reggie Miller face a "White" team with Alonzo Mourning, Chris Webber and Gary Payton. Looking for Michael Jordan? Rent some Bulls highlights videos.
Pub Date: 12/19/98