Take the court yourself as the NBA champs, or watch this video of the Boston Celtics taking on the Los Angeles Clippers.
The NBA may deserve a technical foul for the way it's handling the labor dispute, but b-ball fans will still need their fix if the season is lost. If you're champing at the bit to get your hands on NBA 2K12, you can download the demo to your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 today. A rematch of last years' NBA Finals, the single-player demo locks you into playing as the Dallas Mavericks vs. the Miami Heat. Don't expect the full experience, however. The demo lasts only a four-minute quarter, and doesn't feature any commentary.
While you're waiting for the demo to download, check out this new footage of league vets Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett taking on the young tandem of Eric Gordon and Blake Griffen.
As the video shows, developer Visual Concepts knows how to deliver broadcast television style presentation better than anyone else making sports games.
Season or no, NBA 2K12 ships on October 4.