I don't care anymore.
I do care . . . but I want them to fix the problems in the current Collective
Bargaining Agreement before they resume play.If that means losing an
entire season then so be it. I want a balanced NBA in which every team has a
legitimate shot at making it to the championship game . . . based not which
owner has the deepest pocketbook or which Super Stars decide they want to rig
their contracts so they can play together but on smart management, great
coaching and team play.
That's ok that the season is so far cancelled(hopefully the entire year). I have
better things to do than watch grown men who are way overpaid whiners. Maybe now
we can turn our attention to some important things like paying teachers more.
We will see how many of the greedy self centered players enjoy being
unemployed. News flash you can't make the kind of money you are used to in the
private sector with your job skills. Basketball players have the most arrogant
attitudes in all sports I dont care if the greedy players get back to work at
all this year.
Now here's an idea. On the average the Jazz play 3-4 games per week? Lets say
7 hours per week to be conservative. Let's take 1/2 of that time, say 3 hours
to better ourselves, or our community. To give back in some way. I
do feel for all the ancillary organizations affiliated with the Jazz, but not
for the players...that's for sure.
The problem with negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement rests
squarely with Billy Hunter, the union negotiator. He has been tone-deaf
regarding any movement toward an agreement. He needs to be replaced or not
around in order to get an agreement. With him there, the entire season will be
in jeopardy. The players need to realize that he is not negotiating in good
faith and that he really does not represent their best, long-term interests.
Here's to hoping the owners hold out. The NBA only gets better if the players
are humbled a little bit. The attitudes of many of these players makes watching
the NBA difficult at times. The can run, jump and put a leather ball through a
hoop, I dare say every human on earth can do something that spectacular.
As far as I'm concerned, the season should not start until December, and it
should end in March. That way I could probably muster up enough
enthusiasm for it to last to season's end. I mean, until April when
the best of seven-game final is over between the team with the best overall
record from western conference and the team with the best overall record from
eastern conference is crowned as NBA Champion.Yes; I'm saying
eliminate the horrendously long playoffs that currently include all but the very
Who ARE these players you mention in the article? Doesn't the Jazz have ANY
stars? No wonder the fans' comments here are so melancholy...-A
Laker FanBTW - I also don't care if we have a season. I have said
for over 10 years that the players' salary levels were un-maintainable, and
hoped for just this kind of work stoppage to humble them a little.
Unfortunately, it will only be that - a little.Here's a thought -
assuming they do come back, how about WE don't? Maybe a year with no revenue
and no fans inthe stands would make them understand that they are not a
necessity - they are a diversion.
I think the players need to bench Derek Fisher. All they're doing is killing the
goose that lays the golden eggs.
the jazz are horrible anyway ....nobody cares anymore...just cancel the entire
we just watched a great world series, the NFL is going great, college football
is exciting and college basketball is right around the corner. we have plenty
to keep us busy. who needs the NBA.I lost interest in the nba when miami
pulled off their stunt but it started when the lakers got gasol for nothing. all
teams need to be able to compete, not just the select few. the league
needs a hard cap or they need to go away.I do feel sorry though for the
ushers, tocket takers, concessioniares, all the people taht make a game happen.
I think everyone should boycott basketball once they do (if they do) ever start
this season. Nobody outside of the basketball organization gives a rat's about
those greedy players won't go poor. They better do something better like helping
the poor and people with disabilities. Or play over seas.
@ high school fan--You are correct in your comments. The NBA is
making a big mistake if they don't fix their problems with a system that ensures
a level playing field for all teams like what the NFL has in place finally. I can do without the NBA this year if it will bring these rich, whiny
players back to earth. Like you, I feel sorry for the people who
work the jobs at the games who are losing out on income they probably need badly
to make ends meet.
For the life of me, I don't understand why the fans don't boycott an equal
number of games that the owners and players don't play. People:
You have tremendous power in this, but fail to exercise it. So if you don't
boycott their games, then don't complain.For me, not going, not
watching on TV for the entire season...if they have one.
No need for the NBA with all other sports giving us great entertainment. Get out
and support the Utes, Grizzlies, RSL, and even the teams down South. Feel bad
for the Ushers and Concession people etc. though.
Overpaid gladiators for your discretionary income. Fans are frustrated because
they need this diversion from regular life where they can cheer a
pseudo-patriotic team fighting for their city or state (as is the case with
Utah). Each team with its mix'n match players, pro sports at its finest. It's
where the 'in' crowd goes, its the the place to be, and the place to be seen,
and the place to waste your time and money.The NBA is sort of like
Opera. I saw an NBA game once. Why go back? What's the point?
As long as we still have college basketball and March Madness, I'm okay that the
players and owners are not in agreement yet. Maybe it's time they suffer for a
season and realize they a very lucky making easy money like they do every
I encourage everyone to take that time and money they would have spent on
tickets and other stuff at the game and find a good cause to spend the time and
money on. Lots of good could be done!
Ungrateful cry babies...every last one of them.
Maybe some of the stimulus money can be directed to this poor league, its pretty
serious when a whole industry is unemployed. I wonder if they are also
negotiating on the number and sizes of tatoos?
The players, seeking an ever larger slice of the revenue pie, are the ones to
blame here...not the owners. I wonder if the players have ever asked themselves,
"How much is enough? $30M?, 50M?, 100M? After watching the NBA
for decades, I have not seen an evolution of the game, but instead, have
witnessed the slow de-evolution of what was once a phenomenal sport. At the
heart of this backward progress has been the players and their increasing salary
demands, free agency run amouck, childish temper tantrums at being called for a
foul, players assaulting coaches, a plethora of 19 y/o rookies, increasing
brutality on the court, a gang-style mentality amongst numerous players, and
players who have become so selfish and self-absorbed that they skip practices
and verbally assualt coaches and owners then say they are a victim of whatever
circumstance they are whining about at that particular time.I
applaud the owners and the Commish for standing their ground in an effort to run
their businesses profitably and top take back control of their team investments.
The players have had too much power for far, far too long. No NBA
I love the Jazz more than any team in any other sport. I haven't missed a game
on TV since I can't remember when. This is a sad sad night for me... Some people
say they don't care anymore, but I do. I feel worse for the people that work at
the arena for their livelihood and all the schools that run the concessions to
try and earn money to keep their sport going. So many people are hurt on so many
The NBA is an inferior product. it's full of Primadonas who are more concerned
about the money than playing the game how it's suppose to be played. One thing
money can't buy is HEART. That is the key ingredient about what's missing in
the NBA. The player own the league to where owners and coaches have little
control over their teams. If they want the cash, I would gladly pay the money
to watch the world's best in basketball if they played like it night after
First of all, I am a basketball fan. I love the game. But, the NBA season is way
too long for anyone to enjoy. Professional sports overlap way too much as it is.
In my opinion only, the season should not start until December and the finals
should be done by May. Baseball should start in May and the series should end in
September. Typically, we have soccer, baseball, football and basketball all
overlapping in the Fall. This is ridiculous. This type of schedule would benefit
players and keep the game fresh and interesting. Games would mean more. For me,
college hoops will more than take the place of the pro game for this year. Let
them continue to fight for the rest of the season. It might be interesting to
see how things play out.
I do care about the owners.. they employ a lot of middle class people who are
trying to survive in this financial crisis. It's the players that I don't care
about. Cancel their contracts and break the Union. Restart the NBA or create
another league with players that will appreciate the opportunities.
I really don't care much. I much prefer college hoops anyway. Instead of paying
exorbitant sums of money to whiney players who do little for others, they should
give this money to those who really make a difference in society: teachers,
firemen, police officers, nurses, etc. Yeah, I know. I'm living in
a fantasy world. But I can dream, can't I?
When the Jazz call about season tickets I just ask them "if you went to a
bad play or a movie, would you pay to see it again"?Spoiled
athletes. It's entertainment, nothing more. That's what the public pays for. Try
getting a real job ok?
If the NBA imploded today, the billionaire owners would still be mega-rich, some
even richer. The uneducated, unskilled players would be lining up for $25/hour
It took me a second to even realize the NBA lockout is still ongoing. HMMM ...
must really not be that important after-all.
rvalens2, you are 100% correct and I totally agree with you!In
addition, what gives any writer the right to tell the NBA owners to compromise?
Just because your beat is on strike? The NBA owners are running a business, and
just like any business if it isn't a sound business model you can't just go on
because of the employees and absorb the losses, you need to fix it. The NBA
owners let the players have way too much control and need to fix it or risk even
further damage to the league. The players are overpaid and guaranteed contracts
should be done away with. If the players don't perform they should get cut with
no reprecussion to the teams. Boozer stole millions from the Jazz because he
could sit out with fake injuries and still got paid.
Why do people even watch this garbage! NBA is a bunch of egocentric spoiled men
that believe they are the gift to humanity.The best ticket in town,
College sports; still pure to the games.
ha ha ha, RSL? hahahahaha, not ever, ever, will I go see a soccer game where
the flopping makes the NBA players look like real men, that's a hilarious joke.
If there is a sport full of players I can't stand more than the nba it's surely
minor league soccer.
I'll tell you what! My Utes would love the Jazz not playing as there would be a
renewed interest in the hoops program with some really good teams coming in each
week and just having someone to cheer for. I still think there
should be an intermountain hoops tourney at the ESA over the Thanksgiving
holiday. Weber, Utah, BYU, USU, SUU,Dixie, UVU. It would be fun to watch and the
locals would always have someone to cheer for. Add a Wyoming to round out to 8
teams with a winner and losers bracket.
I will simply remember that our Utah Jazz franchise could care less if we watch
the Utah Jazz play again. They're better off as a business if the NBA folds.
So they have locked the players, and now the fans, out of their business.I will remember that the Utah Jazz players are not chomping at the bit
to play basketball for us. They just want our money. Our players are not
telling the NBPA to get real.Our Utah Jazz is nothing more than a
bankrupt business with a bunch of employees who want money, money, money.If only the owners and the fans had the passion for the game like the
What selfish players. I want to watch sports!
So I guess there's a whole bunch of fickle fans who could care less. In
response to all the negative comments I say go away! I want a season, a whole
season(I know its no longer possible), and I want it now!!!! Watching Jazz
games gives me the incentive I need to get through school. It brings me more
happiness than you could imagine.
Despite the delayed start of the NBA season, an NBA official has already
preemptively whistled Kyrylo Fesenko for three fouls ...
Hey folks...not so fast...let's not forget that the corrupt BCS is destroying
college football just like the greedy players are destroying the NBA. And the
wimpy NCAA stands by powerless and lets it happen.
There is no way that i will allow my time or money go to anything NBA. And for
the record, i applaud Jody Gennesey for speaking up for the little guy. Perhaps as part of the CBA the players can ask for a percentage point or two
for all the Arena employees.This whole NBA and its pathetic excuse for
entertainment, as well as their CBA is Americana at its finest. I cant
believe we live in a Society that actually puts up with The status quo of
Sports, politicians and MegaMonopolies that are built to squash the little
guy.Land of opportunity? Sure is if you are athletic or have a face
for tv or if you are good at being deceptive.