Perils abound when heading to Europe

Now with Phoenix, Josh Childress offers cautionary words to those considering playing in Europe. Javier Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images

The only aspect of the current NBA labor dispute more curious than the owners' insistence on a save-us-from-our-own-stupidity system is the growing number of players talking about playing overseas as though it's a logical alternative should the 2011-12 season be truncated or aborted.