In the heat of the NBA lockout, I was pursuing a story about the role of race in the talks. Fascinating stuff that almost nobody will discuss on the record! On one side of the bargaining table almost everyone is white, and on the other side of the table almost everybody is black. And that's just a tiny part of the story. I did all kinds of interviews and learned a ton, although the lockout ended before I could really tell it all. Those involved acknowledged, however, that the dynamic was a rich one.