By the time you read this, there’s a good possibility that whoever is in charge of NBA.com will come to his or her senses and fix this mess. But as of 12:30 a.m. ET, the above picture is a screen capture of what the NBA’s official website looked like a half hour after the lockout commenced.

I get that the company website is pretty far down the list of priorities right now, but I guess I took for granted that whoever was going to be in charge of updating the site once the lockout kicked in had something better than a Dreamweaver course on his programming résumé. To be frank, when I took this screen capture, NBA.com looked like Geocities had drunken sex with an AOL CD and the birth mother had substance abuse problems. Maybe this kind of thing doesn’t matter to people who aren’t Web nerds like myself but… damn.