NBA Lockout

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    Aug 05, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    With the lockout happening, there is not much interesting to talk about with the NBA.

    What is everyone's prediction on how long the lockout will last?

    From everything I have read, it looks like part of the season will be lost, if not the whole thing.
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    Aug 05, 2011 1:49 PM GMT
    Billy Hunter pretty much said yesterday at the National Bar Association that no one should hold their breath regarding 2011-2012. Also, in addition to a number of NBA stars, a number of the players on the board of the NBA Players Association are securing contracts overseas. I don't think either side is motivated to compromise right now or anytime soon.

    I'm hoping to get more focused on college hoops this season, and probably support the high school and AAU hoops in the area, in the absence of NBA ball.

    I do think the owners (particularly the more seasoned ones) will make overtures to try and get half a season in, but hopefully it won't be the 50-days-in-60-nights scramble that 1998-1999 was.
  • OldDude

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    Aug 06, 2011 6:44 AM GMT
    Based on what I see in the media, I doubt we'll see any NBA basketball next season. Did you see the two lawsuits David Stern filed yesterday? They are designed to pre-empt decertification. Without it, the NBA players have no leverage in the matter. It's either do what the owners and the commissioner say or run the risk of having their contracts voided for next season if a new deal is not reached. Pathetic, isn't it? Players are screwed. Most fans don't seem all that upset. I am one of them. NBA has been on the decline every since Magic, Byrd, and Jordan left.
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    Aug 06, 2011 6:56 AM GMT
    I could care less if the NBA is locked out. The players are greedy and I'd like to get into international basketball anyway. I'm sure I'll be able to watch some form of basketball if the NBA is locked out.
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    Aug 06, 2011 7:15 AM GMT
    The NBA is a soulless excuse for a sport. It is utterly unworthy of your time or interest.


    "Teams" are determined by what? Local affiliation? Kith or kin? Dedication to a shared ideal? No, of course not. "Teams" are mere effluvia of the cash nexus, and rubes like you are the marks.


    Please return your gay card.
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    Aug 06, 2011 7:55 AM GMT
    noren saidThe NBA is a soulless excuse for a sport. It is utterly unworthy of your time or interest.


    "Teams" are determined by what? Local affiliation? Kith or kin? Dedication to a shared ideal? No, of course not. "Teams" are mere effluvia of the cash nexus, and rubes like you are the marks.


    Please return your gay card.

    lol
  • OldDude

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    Aug 06, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    noren said "Teams" are mere effluvia of the cash nexus, and rubes like you are the marks.


    Please return your gay card.


    Noren....I had to google every other word but I think I got it now. Not sure i agree with everything you said about the NBA, although some of it was (i hope) sarcasm, but I don't care. I just want you to post some more. Dude, you're hilarious.
  • ohioguy12

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    Aug 10, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    We might miss some games, but like the NFL lockout and the Debt ceiling, true negotiations don't really get underway until a deadline is approaching.
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    Aug 24, 2011 12:00 PM GMT
    On basketball-related income, I think the NBAPA should let it go. It's at 57/43 ratio now (players-to-owners), and the owners want 50/50. It's probably an easy bargaining chip in exchange for whatever the players want.
  • PipHop

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    Nov 21, 2011 10:30 AM GMT
    Seriously, they need to get this shit together soon. I'm missing the NBA something fierce these days. I like college, but it's just not the same. Hopefully, with the de-certification of the union, the owners will start negotiating more in good faith and not the ultimatum based nonsense they've been doing.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 28, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    They'rrrrrrre baaaaaaaaack...
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    Nov 28, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
    dayumm saidThey'rrrrrrre baaaaaaaaack...


    I knew they would: players want to get paid, and owners want the revenue. If they had chose to not have a season both parties would have been out A LOT, so a deal was inevitable.

    With that said:

    GO BULLS!!!!!
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    Nov 28, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
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    dayumm saidThey'rrrrrrre baaaaaaaaack...


    I knew they would: players want to get paid, and owners want the revenue. If they had chose to not have a season both parties would have been out A LOT, so a deal was inevitable.

    With that said:

    GO BULLS!!!!!


    Bulls???
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    Nov 28, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    running11 said
    dayumm saidThey'rrrrrrre baaaaaaaaack...


    I knew they would: players want to get paid, and owners want the revenue. If they had chose to not have a season both parties would have been out A LOT, so a deal was inevitable.

    With that said:

    GO BULLS!!!!!


    Bulls???


    Duh. Duh. Duh.
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    Nov 29, 2011 4:52 PM GMT
    running11 said
    dayumm saidThey'rrrrrrre baaaaaaaaack...


    I knew they would: players want to get paid, and owners want the revenue. If they had chose to not have a season both parties would have been out A LOT, so a deal was inevitable.

    With that said:

    GO BULLS!!!!!


    I know I gotta wait until the rosters get filled up, but at the outset I'm predicting a "Stock Market" NBA Finals of Bulls and Bears (Grizzlies, that is).
  • PipHop

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    Nov 29, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    Grizzlies should be due for one of their players to get suspended soon. They just have to many head cases for that team not to implode.
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    Dec 09, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    PipHop saidGrizzlies should be due for one of their players to get suspended soon. They just have to many head cases for that team not to implode.


    No, that's the Wizards! lol

    Z-Bo's finally gotten his s**t together after the JailBlazer indoctrination years. OJ's a mess at times (was he the one fighting after playing Boo-Ray games on the plane?) but he's on the way out. Hamed got rid of that whacky girlfriend with 137 letters in her name. Greivis is a tad cocky but he's come down to earth now that he wants minutes. And that's about it. Kinda subpar on the headcase scale league-wise,