To quote that ole Chicago song "Does anyone really care"... when and
if the NBA plays any games this season? With college football and now college
basketball along with the Grizzlies hockey. And add in the NHL and the NFL, my
sports dollar has plenty of avenues to travel.
I don't be disappointed if they just toss out the whole season. It'd teach the
players something about what they are really worth. The bulk of them are
spoiled brats. Good riddance!
Local governments built and own most of the basketball arena's in the US.Perhaps local governments should own the teams and pocket the profits to prop
up sagging revenues?Treat the NBA stars like teachers: Pay them all
the same salary.Don't grant them tenure. Now that would be stupid.I can't believe I said that, being a small government guy.
Just let the ones play that want to for the price being offered, hire new
players for the rest and get rid of he egotistical ones that think they aren't
expendable. Then bring on the b-ball - I'll learn to love all the new ones - I
I normally go to 4-5 games per year with a few of my kids and usually pay for
the suite once a year for all my clients. I cancelled the suite and have decided
to rent a non-Larry H. Miller theatre for my clients as a thank you instead. I
will not be attending any games. I have neighbors and friends that lost their
homes and jobs. I will not support a league that is squabbling over so much
money. If players truly played for the "love of the game", they would
simply take their millions, smile and shut up. Support college and
high school sports. The true love of the game. I will use my money to support my
Utes that will need all the support they can get.
I love the NBA. I cannot stand college basketball it is absolutley nauseating to
me. I would rather watch an NBA team who is dead last in the league than watch
I sure won't be disappointed if Jimmie doesn't make it to SLC
Without the NBA, there really isn't much point to college basketball.
Learn the issues, PAC12Fan. You own a business and don't understand the
difference between revenue and profit?1- The Jazz LOST money last
year, as do most NBA teams. Their cost of goods sold (player salaries) is too
high. They need to get that inline.2- NBA players have one-sided,
long-term contracts. If anyone should understand that, it is should be a Jazz
fan. A player gets a guaranteed contract and pulls a Boozer (doesn't play his
pinkie huuts a widdow bit), but the Jazz still have to pay for a product they
can't sell. If a player goes from good to horrible, the player keeps his
contract rather than exercising their opt-out option, ala Boozer or AK. If a
player wants to opt out and leave the team with nothing, ala D-Won't-stay,
LeBron, Carmelo, etc., they can and in doing so have the potential of leaving a
team with no comparable asset. If a player gets a genuine injury, like Grant
Hill, the team STILL has to pay years and years for a product they can't use,
and cant replace because of revenue and salary cap.
3- There is genuine competitive imbalance in the league. LA has been in HALF of
the NBA Finals over the last 32 years. Between them, Boston & LA have HALF
of the NBA titles. Why? Big markets, big money, big endorsements, big beaches.
The NFL has competitive balance due to a HARD salary cap (as
opposed to the numerous holes in the NBA salary cap) and non-guaranteed
contracts. The Green Bay Packers just won the Super Bowl and the CITY of Green
Bay is the size of Michigans stadium.I dont care how big a star
another team brings to town, the days of needing to see the big star when they
come are over. Im a JAZZ fan, and have no interest in a league where there is
no competitive balance. I dont care who the Jazz players are trade or cut them
if they dont perform I want the JAZZ to be competitive. And that means Im
behind the owners. The OWNERS represent the franchise and the fans, not the
players. If it takes the loss of a season, as in the NHL, so be it. Take two
if need be.
Jimmer coming to town with Sac doesn't mean much, he will only get very limited
minutes at the best and unless his defense improves he may ride he pine a bunch.
I won't miss him or the Jazz quite frankly, and hope both the owners and players
"choke" on one of their many greenbacks! I'll never ever go to another
NBA game so nothing lost!
until the players concede to play for what the owners are willing to pay them
who cares about this league. The owners should never have allowed the players
to run the league like they have been, but since they are finally making the
changes that should've been made many years ago I side with the owners 100%. If
a business isn't making money they lay off employees, that's the way it is so
why anyone would take the players side in this is beyond me.
i'm pretty much done with the NBA and their prima dona attitudes and the
gangster thug mentality. Good Riddance! I will spend my time with sports that
have common sense which is mostly high school and college. Baseball lost me in
the 80's and i never went back. NBA you have lost me.
Good riddance to Jimmermania and the Spazz!
I may like NBA better when they restore balance to the league, I think we are
all getting tired of teams like the Lakers dominating. So, whatever it takes to
restore balance and competitiveness, and stop giving star players an extra step
(call the traveling), a free push or bump when on defense, etc. stop protecting
them and restore honesty to the refereing.
Northridge fan: Tell me again that there is common sense in college sports with
all of the conference shifting that is going all, which all about money and
The NBA along with all the players can go down the toilet for all I care. Oh, I
forgot that I should feel sorry for the players that won't be able to afford
bigger diamond ear decorations this year.
Jimmer is a spoiled millionaire that has made all the letter writers bitter.
One reason I would not want to see the NBA season cancelled: It's not just
about the players, but all the other people who's jobs revolve around the NBA
season. Ticket takers, concessions, parking...the list goes on. These selfish
jerks are hurting a lot of people.But, hey, some of them can't feed
a family on $12 million a year.
Wait just a minute. If the NBA doesn't have a season BO won't be able to
collect taxes on these 300+ milionair's that need to pay their fair share.
Have to disagree. i am getting older and can't miss to many seasons. just think
of the long winter nights we need something to look forward to see on tv instead
of the news which is usually bad. fisher is the worst union rep they could have
as he is so rich and don't care about the new guys which are still trying to
make their big money. i think fifty fifty is fair. i would vote someone else as
he took adavtage of nice mr. miller to be the first to get our of a contract
which cost the jazz therr players to get him from golden state so he could get
back to kobe and the movie stars etc. not sure but we might wish we could have
got jimmer or knight.thanks.
Cancel all sports and bring the owners, players and agents back to earth.
I have been to several Jazz playoff games. For my money none of those games have
compared with watching the Aggies play in the spectrum with the crazy USU fans.
I'll miss the Jazz, but enjoy the college game more.
Hey rational! Waaaah! You seem to care more about the Jazz than your neighbors,
friends losing their jobs and their homes. I've got my priorities straight. No
NBA for me.
It's soooo, soooo sad and distressing to see all those rich kids fight it out
over their millions of dollars. More entertaining than any basketball game ever
was. Maybe the lockout/strike could last for several years and we could focus
on important stuff. Oh, I forgot. There is nothing more important than
watching grown men act like spoiled kids for millions of dollars.
So, what happens to all the draftees THIS year if there isn't a season? Are they
NEXT year's new rookies because there isn't a draft next year?Then,
what happens to all of NEXT year's prospective draftees?This part of
it all could get very interesting. Might help some players stay in college a
year longer. Good thing, there.
Here's a thought. Change the salary cap to 15 mil per team. Period! If you go
over you forfeit your right to play...to heck with luxury tax. Next....each team
throws 5 million into a pot. That's roughly 175 million dollars. 110 million
goes to players that win the championship...65 million to the losers. You want
the big bucks...go play for it!!!! As for the players that can't or won't play
for a salary cap of 15 million....I guess you can fall back on your college
education for a job. A job that requires you to be there 5 days a week...maybe
more...with an income between 25,000.00 to 50,000.00 per year. Wake up and
welcome to the real world!
The NBA is the epitome of greed and selfishness! The players are plain
egomamiacs!(most of them, anyway) GO AGGIES!