Especially Jazz 'fans' should not get involved. They think the NBA revolves
around the Utah franchise.Stern needs to do everyone a favor and get
rid of 4 NBA franchises: Utah, Indiana, New Orleans and Charlotte
I believe you have it totally wrong Rock! Yea the fans show up at 7pm after
working all day and then are asked to give up that days pay when bringing family
members for 2 hours of so-called entertainment. Maybe fans should not be
included in the negoitiations but I do believe they should have a voice in the
cost of the so-called entertainment, instead of the main greeds in this the
owners, players and media reaping the "REAL" award in this game, that
being the almighty green back! Boycotting isn't out of the question buddy. Over
priced products do sell but they just don't have alot of volume.
The fan the wrote the letter has some good points. I am a casual fan that
attends 2-4 games per year. I was a huge fan before the last lock out and that
was the year our family gave up our season tix. To Mr. Portland
Trail Blazers. Your list was random. Why not throw Portland's name in the ring
as it was one of the teams that mismanaged their funds and lost a ton of cash.
They overpay players and then complain. I work in Portland on
occasion and read their papers. The Portland fans are just as passionate and
winey as Jazz fans. Portland has also had the most run ins with the law with low
character players. Be done with the Blazers.
"Stern needs to do everyone a favor and get rid of 4 NBA franchises: Utah,
Indiana, New Orleans and Charlotte"He doesn't need to worry
about Portland -- the Departments of Justice and Corrections will take care of
To PortlandTrailBlazers: I would put your franchise at numero uno!
the utah jazz ain't going no were...just because they had one bad year...utah
had ton of injuries that hurt the team...and we lost a good amount of are
scoring from boozer and kover off the bench...and okur who did not really play
all season ....we just had a bad year....look at this young team we got now...i
see big things to happen with the utah jazz once this lockout is done and over
The league and players care about one thing and one thing only and that is that
fans continue to pay the bills for the NBA machine to continue to operate and
pay their multi-million dollar incomes.They believe the majority of
fans will be back when it is over and they really could not care less what you
think about this labor dispute. I mean seriously, what fan isn't opposed to the
foregone conclusion that we will be lucky if see games in January if at all?Bluster all you want, all you will get is the obligatory phony response
from owners, league officials, and players. All they care is that when it is
all said and done they end up with the most money possible still flowing into
their pockets.Truthfully, to the vast majority of them we are just
something they have to tolerate to get paid.
Ha ha ha. Get rid of the Jazz? Really? And Jailblazer fans think we are nuts?IF they were to retract teams it could be the following:1-
New Orleanes - They are losing money, owned by the league and have no one in
line to buy them.3- Memphis - Aside from this last year of making
the playoffs, they have no history of winning. They aren't historically and/or a
major player in the NBA.2- Charlotte - Maybe. Not a money maker, no
history of winning. The fans there are more intrested in college ball.3- Minn. T-Wolves - Maybe, maybe not. They are Losing money. Bad front
office.4- LA Clippers - Always a Loser living in the Lakers shadow.
Do you really need twp teams in L.A.? -- Indiana? not going to
happen. Too much history there. Newer teams are more like to go away (N.O.,
The players are the greedy ones. Without basketball they would be sweeping
someones warehouse floor.
I've had it with the NBA in general. The league is a joke that employees
millionaire spoiled brats. Quite honestly, unless they can seriously change
things in a way that make it possible for any team in the league to win a
championship then I am not interested in ever watching the NBA again. In my mind
the first thing that has to change is the stupidity called free agency followed
up by the soft salary cap.I'll say it again, the NBA is a joke and I
am not interested in ever watching it again unless they can make it a system
that is fair for all teams.
A Rock article without him worshipping BYU and saying Utah should do everything
BYU does? Is this possible?
I agree with many of you. This lockout is a joke. The only thing the NBA needs
to do is decide on a hard cap and get back to work. With a hard cap no team will
be able to any more then any other team. It will allow teams owners to sign
players without losing money. If a player dosen't like the contract he is given,
then let him find a real job like everyone else. With those types of options
owners will be able to make a profit with lower ticket costs and players will
learn to appreciate what they have and not worry about what they think they are
entitled to. Lets stop all this nonsense and play some basketball.
Mount Olympus:I like high school & college Basketball and
football much more than professional so thank you bringing up BYU and Utah. Perhaps Brad should do a story about Utah's Jr. Jazz program.
The fans should be neck deep. Give the entire NBA a major reality check. It
would be great to see 0 season ticket sales and a delegation of fans presenting
their demands to the NBA before any tickets were purchased. Lower salaries
for the top 25% of players. lower ticket prices. Stiffer punishments for
behavior detrimental to the team / league. a percentage of the profits going to
improve the communities of each team.
come on Brad, the Jazz lose fans to the Salt Lake Real's? Won't ever happen,
although it was worth a good laugh.In the meantime if the NBA owners lose
an entire season it would serve them right for creating a system and league that
rewards selfish players who play selfishly. Once Jerry Sloan left it was clear
that the Jazz organization was just another franchise who allows the players to
dictate everything so I definitely won't miss the NBA.