http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-adande17feb17,1,6191375.column?coll=la-headlines-sports "I think we're killing the game," the player said. "We are doing irrevocable damage to our sport by putting our fans through this process," the team president said. "We're facing obscurity," the agent said. "Through the decades and generations we have faced a variety of crises and challenges, some of which seemed catastrophic at the time," the commissioner said. "The league persevered through all these adversities, and the league will persevere through this one as well."