Also of note: Because of the shortened season, the Lakers won't travel to every NBA city. The Lake Show won't be gracing Atlanta, Chicago, New Jersey, Charlotte or Indianapolis with their presence. Dwight Howard won't be visiting his potential new home either. The Magic won't be traveling to the Staples Center.
I had a sneaking suspicion this would happen. Certainly hurts small market teams like us to lose one of the biggest draws in LAL and Kobe.