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Luke Walton says says he's worried about how the league's fan base would react to a possible work stoppage. ((Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) )

NBA players who just finished a season with the highest-rated championship series in more than a decade are concerned about their labour dispute.

Luke Walton says he's worried about how the league's fan base would react to a possible work stoppage that prevents next season from starting on time. He says that's a bigger concern than being without a pay check.

Walton and several other players are taking part in the National Basketball Players Association's Top 100 camp for elite high school players at the University of Virginia in Charlottsville.

The Los Angeles Lakers' forward says rising interest in the league was evident this season, even in small markets like Memphis, where huge, raucous crowds were common.