CLEVELAND (AP) — Kobe Bryant may ride out the NBA lockout playing in Italy. Others people who depend on the league aren't as fortunate.

The league's cancellation of the preseason and the likelihood that regular-season games will soon be wiped out, is causing collateral economic damage in cities around the league. The loss of games will mean the loss of jobs for waitresses, bartenders, hotel workers and others who count on pro basketball's six-month season for employment.

While players should be able to scrape by without a few paychecks as the labor discussions continue, there will be families who suffer until the dispute is resolved.

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