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Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« on: September 23, 2011, 07:10:28 PM »
A dispute over the salary cap and players' share of revenues may scuttle the NBA's upcoming season, just weeks before it is due to start. The U.S. league may head into a lockout if the player's union and the team owners can't reach an agreement.

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Deputy commissioner Adam Silver said: "We have regretfully reached the point on the calendar where we are not able to open training camps on time."

No more talks have been scheduled but both sides said they hope to meet again next week.

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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 11:56:45 PM »
Can't the owners just hire people off the street?
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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 12:20:57 AM »
i cant wait and hope the season is canceled, it would be the best news ive had in a while

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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 04:54:10 PM »
Can't the owners just hire people off the street?

Why not?  From all those midnight basketball leagues created by Clinton (remember that was part of his brilliant strategy to reduce crime), the owners should be able to find some good street ball talent for the courts.
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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 05:07:01 PM »
No basketball = less chance of seeing Stephen A. Smith = happy times

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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 11:48:15 PM »
Can't the owners just hire people off the street?

Why not?  From all those midnight basketball leagues created by Clinton (remember that was part of his brilliant strategy to reduce crime), the owners should be able to find some good street ball talent for the courts.

because if it is a lock out, then its the owners not willing to let the players play. they would do that if it were a strike senario though

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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 12:06:23 AM »
i cant wait and hope the season is canceled, it would be the best news ive had in a while
Why? Does someone at home tie you to the couch and force you to watch NBA games?
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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 09:59:01 AM »
^I can't speak for the person that wrote the initial thought, but with no NBA basketball at least there won't be any broadcasting of what the NBA thinks basket ball is--a lot of scoring, phantom fouls and no defense.
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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 10:04:49 AM »
WNBA is where it's at.
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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 10:35:11 AM »
^that's not basketball either.
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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011, 11:34:01 AM »
WNBA is where it's at.

I thought Beck music videos was where it's at  ???

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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2011, 04:05:59 PM »
I didn't know white people knew of the NBA except some stars and one guy I know.

Every other white person is straight college.

Only the black folks I know are NBA fans.

Oh, and my Priest.

So I know two white guys into the NBA.

Silly sport all the same. I am with montalo.
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Re: Here comes the NBA- wait, maybe not: lockout due?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2011, 05:21:53 PM »
Would it surprise you to know that I was a hardcore NBA/WNBA fan in my childhood (basketball player was the first of many desired careers and I played on two leagues)? And I am sooo white.
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