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Where my basketball?

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Where it belongs. On the streets and far away from my tv.
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It's a shame because last season was as entertaining and compelling as any since about 1993. Basketball gained back a lot of fans last season and they're going to lose them all due to this lockout. I'm convinced we won't see any of the 2011 basketball season.

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I am really surprised that they have not resolved this already. I have read some of the names involved in the negotiations and think they're pretty level-headed. I was just thinking about this last night because if it were the season we'd be watching practice sessions for the Spurs on the nightly news and people would be trying to sell me season tickets. Think of the poor snooks who bought passes last season for this season.

And that is a terrible thing to say, Ashaman. Terrible. When football ends and baseball is not quite up, I won't have anything to watch if they still have the lockout going.

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Where it belongs. On the streets and far away from my tv.



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At that time we will have college hoops and march madness which is entertaining enough plus hockey. I just for some reason hate the nba with a passion

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It's a shame because last season was as entertaining and compelling as any since about 1993. Basketball gained back a lot of fans last season and they're going to lose them all due to this lockout. I'm convinced we won't see any of the 2011 basketball season.


Damn, Lucas. You think so? I don't. I want to believe that the owners and players are not that stupid to pull what baseball did in 1994. It took 4 years for MLB to recover and the NBA is not MLB.

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At that time we will have college hoops and march madness which is entertaining enough plus hockey. I just for some reason hate the nba with a passion

Bleah. Hockey is OK, but college hoops just piss me off. Everybody worth watching ends up leaving by their sophomore year now.

I do hope an agreement is reached. The NBA has sucked for some time, and now that there are finally some true up-and-coming superstars and more than two or three teams I'm interested in, they gotta pull this crap? Please.

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You know, I don't care how much more interesting the league is. The owners and players can both go and **** themselves. Hope the season is cancelled.

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i'm dissapointed that the NBA may miss a large portion of the season (if not all of it). i'm an NBA fan and have really enjoyed watching the association over the past 3-4 seasons, pretty much for the first time since the mid 90s. i'm from Mass and much of my increased enjoyment is due to the recent success of the Celtics but i enjoy professional basketball in general. and now that there is so much talent in the East, particuarly in the big markets, i was looking forward to this season. but the NBA is broken and if they don't force this lockout and figure out a way to bring player salaries down overall, and make the sport profitable there might not be much of an NBA left.

the problem is that most people don't give two ****s about this NBA lockout. there is very little outside pressure to get a deal done, like there was with the NFL lockout. i honestly don't see a deal getting done anytime soon. i don't think that the owners will budge from there position, and for the most part i don't think that they can. i wouldn't be surprised if they lose the whole season. in fact i think that may be the only way that the players will see that things really need to change.

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I agree. A lockout may be just what the owners and players need to make the tough decisions they've been putting off since KG got that ridiculous contract extension.

Plus: **** 'em.

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The NBA owners are just like Wall Street, they want a bail out. For years they made dumb decisions, gave huge contracts to mediocre players and dug themselves this hole. No one put a gun to the owners heads and forced them to give those deals to Eddy Curry or Rashard Lewis (although I guess with NBA players, you never know). Now they are going to the players and saying "we just cant keep ourselves from giving you guys retarded contracts. we are just too dumb on our own to resist the urge to overpay you guys. So now we need you guys to let us create a system that wont allow us to be as dumb."

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So now we need you guys to let us create a system that wont allow us to be as dumb.

...while forcing the players to give up a percentage of revenues. Don't get me wrong, I have a hard time being sympathetic to somebody who makes $3.4 million a year crying about suddenly making only $3.2 million (yes, I realize it wouldn't work like that -- just making a point), but I definitely have more sympathy for the players than the owners, who are all clearly greedy as well as functionally retarded.

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I think this is dumb. All money that pays for this stuff that is required to run the NBA comes from us, the people who buy tickets. Why not ask for bailout money?

On a serious note. This may not impact larger markets with a huge following such as the Lakers. Any dumb fool will by the ticket to their games just to be seen. But loyal Spurs fans in a sucky small market or even the Toronto Raptors are not doing themselves any favors by making this drag on. When the time comes to buy season tickets again, people will think long and hard about what they'd spend that money on before they bought a ticket. I feel worse for the cities that put up big money to build these ***holes stadiums and now have to fill the void that no games leaves as well as the jobs that were lost during a lockout.

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It's a shame because last season was as entertaining and compelling as any since about 1993. Basketball gained back a lot of fans last season and they're going to lose them all due to this lockout. I'm convinced we won't see any of the 2011 basketball season.

They lost me. I'm not upset or anything, but I've now lost all interest. I think the NFL lockout just drained me and have no desire to relive it again. There was a time that basketball was a passion of mine (15 - 25?) but since then it's more of a "like". And it may sound silly, but I lost most of the "like" last year with the whole Lebron thing. I have no desire to get into a debate with anyone, but the whole "Decision" thing was weak. I felt it was wrong and that it took away from the sport. That and the fact that Miami tried to outright buy a championship just made me sick. So right now I couldn't care less if they completely closed up shop.

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If you were to read just one article on the NBA Lockout, make it this one.
http://fivethirtyeig...ncial-distress/

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Man, I don't know if this makes me look bad, or the NHL. I forgot that they cancelled a season.

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Speaking of cancelling seasons, I am at the point right now where I don't care if the NBA plays this season. **** their ****. Cancel the whole season. This cancelling games/shortened seasons **** pisses me off.

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one positive out of this lockout is i have been getting all these old school Dynasty Series DVDs, had the Lakers one, just got the Bulls one, the Celtics one up next
absolutely brilliant, so many full games and some real classic NBA Finals matchups!

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Wait! What! We'll have basketball by December? Feh!

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A 66 game season? Why can't every regular season be 66 games?

I wonder if 16 fewer games and the lack of prep time will give an edge to the older, more established teams, or whether all those back-to-backs will favor the younger, more athletically resilient teams?

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The lockout doesn't actually end until Chris Paul signs with the Knicks in July.

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IT'S DRAFTIN' TIME!!!!

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The lockout doesn't actually end until Chris Paul signs with the Knicks in July.

:lol:

Another asterisk season, I see!

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Well at least the whole season wasn't canceled. I'm sure they would have rigged something up to give the Knicks the #1 pick in the draft in that event.