Player Photos Removed From
Lockout prohibits league from profiting on players' images
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2011 3:22 PM CDT
NBA commissioner David Stern speaks to reporters after a meeting with the players' union.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – Like a scorned ex-lover purging pics from a Facebook page, the NBA no longer has any player photos on its website. With the players union and owners one day into a lockout, the league can't profit from images of its stars, explains Gizmodo. now features images only of retired players, and the league can't even contact active players without incurring a $1 million fine. Suddenly everyone involved in the NFL lockout looks like big softies.