NBA Lockout: Each Los Angeles Laker’s Money Lost

This Tuesday was to be the first day NBA players would receive paychecks for the presumable 2011-12 NBA season. Like any other employed worker, the players were counting on these salary stubs to be deposited into their bank accounts after two weeks of work.

Truthfully, the players are only one piece to the puzzle of lost wages. The owners, team employees, arena workers, local businesses, you name it—the whole basketball complex is economically affected by this lockout.

But with all this quibbling over basketball-related income (BRI) between the players and the owners, it's important to put the salary figures into context.

The following slideshow details the first missed paychecks of each Los Angeles Laker.

A 50-50 BRI split seems more than reasonable after taking a look at these numbers.

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