Would have been nice to know how the game went rather than rant about the
lockout. The whole point of this game was to relieve us of the pain. Why are
you using it to heap it on?
Almost NBA basketball? Not even close. These guys looked terrible --It was
pretty bad, I mean almost like watching a third rate ward or rec league game.
Who the heck is Eric Watson?
To call the exhibition "basketball" is like calling popcorn and soda
pop "food." Yes, there was a very vague resemblance but not much. I
would call it "jungle ball" or "rat ball." No discipline, no
defense, no effort, no organization. Only showing off and goofing off.Let's hope for the real thing soon.
I like Ronnie Price more than Jimmer. but i am sure i am in the minority.
How many points for The Jimmer?
You've got to be one heckava NBA fan to take time to watch what doesn't even
turn out to be a decent scrimmage.Either that or a parent of five-
to eight-year-olds who think they just witnessed an NBA game. (But even at that
young age I'm sure they were not fooled.)Still, hats off to Jimmer,
who shows the gumption to organize at least a charitable event to occupy the
time of gifted athletes who would really like to be reaping the well-deserved
financial benefits of their outstanding skills.David Stern and the
owners will pay the price in the end, as it takes another five years win back
some of the fans they've profited from over the last decade.Poor
Jimmer who, from the age of three or four has had the lifelong goal of playing
for an NBA team, probably wishes that last March he'd only finished his junior
This must stop. In '75 when Ali and Frazier fought almost to the death in
Manila, they each earned $2.5 mil. Now, Pacquia will make $20 million to fight.
Basketball players like Magic Johnson would make $5 mil. and would now bring $25
mil. You can see where this is going. If a stop doesnt happen now, we are never
going to stop it. Owners are owners for a reason. They, along with the fans, are
the reason these players have jobs. For a team of 12 guys to have a salary cap
is exactly what needs to happen. What this should show all players is that they
need to quick thinking only of themselves and think about the fans. Us fans are
beginning to say "enough is enough". I really dont care if I see any
"pro" basketball this year. I am starting to become a big college fan.
This selfishness has to stop. I have a feeling I am not the only one thinking
this way. See ya Jazz!
@bobby dI feel the exact same way
@mighty and Realistic- relax guys. Enjoy yourselves a little. I paide thirty
bucks to watch the game and it was worth it. Heck, I'd pay thirty bucks just to
watch Jeremy Evans get thrown alley-oops for an hour. We never really get to
see NBA player act like this, it was a lot of fun. @sports fan- I
really like Jimmer, but I love Ronnie Price. He's one of the toughest guys in
the NBA and has an explosive left handed dunk. I love that man!
I watched the first half online, hoping to get a preview of Kanter and Burks and
to watch a few other players. The announcers didn't seem to know who was on the
floor and I couldn't really tell who was who. So, I clicked on this article
hoping it would mention the actual performances of the players. No such luck.
As far as I can tell from the article, the final score was Burks: 29 to Everyone
@bobby d and @ninersGreed exists on the owners' side just as much as
on the players' side.What needs to happen is for the fans to stop
sheepishly plunking down their money, like they had no other alternative for
their entertainment.That, and ONLY that, will end the problem.
"The whole point of this game was to relieve us of the pain." Stop
kidding yourself, these big babies don't care a hoot about you or me. Cancel the
whole season as far as I care right now
@yarrlydarbThe way I would put it is that greed exists on the players side
and stupidity on the owners side. I don't think it's greedy for owners to want
to make a profit, and recently most NBA franchises have been losing money. You
can't stay in business if you're not making money and that could mean the end of
NBA in smaller markets. So I don't see the owners as greedy, but rather wanting
to be able to compete fairly with larger markets. However, a lot of teams are
losing money because owners agreed to huge contracts they couldn't afford and
for that reason they have been stupid.
Poor article not worth reading.
I kinda get the fist-shaking at pro athletes, but thinking past knee-jerk
reactions should calm everyone down a bit. The idea that the owners are the
reason the players have jobs is a little hinky at best. They're making a huge
investment in their team, but their goal is to make a profit. Nothing wrong with
that, but let's not make them out to be above reproach.Players have
physical skills that are ultra-rare, and as it turns out, lots of people will
pay to watch them play. How much will they pay? Whatever the market bears.
They're the ones with the rare skills, so why shouldn't they get at least a
split of the revenue they generate? The individual salary is really irrelevant
to the conversation. How much is Dwyane Wade worth? $100k per year? He is only
playing a game, after all. But if his team brings in $80 zillion, he should get
at least a few zillion. Someone is going to get that money.So yes,
players make more than you so they're "overpaid." If this bothers you,
don't give them your money, but the petulance is a little overdone.
Bobby D and @ niner: I totally agree. The players put no upfront money up, and
other than injury they really don't take any risk. Heck they all more than
likely got scholarships to go to school and once they gOt there they get the red
carpet rolled out for them. Also every time I think of the "decision",
the Heatles coming out on smoke filled stage and guaranteeing 7 championships
Carmelo demanding a trade etc well lets just say they need to be put in there
place. finally if some thing isn't done there will be 4 or 5 team league. I am
totally for the Owners.
The bottom line for me is that the NBA has to be more like the NFL where teams
in Green Bay and Pittsburgh can not only compete but regularly win
championships. In Major League Baseball places like Pittsburgh,
Kansas City and Milwaukee, you might as well not even watch professional
baseball because your team is NEVER going to be consistently successful the way
MLB is currently structured.For the Jazz to ever compete and be able
to keep good players there needs to be a restructuring similar to the NFL.
A 13 year old felt that almost $50 for a ticket was a small price to pay!
You've got to be kidding me ...
I totally agree with NO Tax. These guys couldnt care less about anyone other
than their selves. I find it hard to feel sorry for billionares and millionares
fighting over millions. They are bit greedy. Especially in the state of our
economy is on right now. Where jobs are hard to come by. but yet fans still go
out and spend money that they dont really have to watch their favorite players
play. I think what we should all do is once they get this settled and actually
start playing basketball again nobody show up to the arenas. Bc 20 to 30 games
of nobody in the seats will show who really has all the power and its not the
owners or the players. Its the fans! We are the one spending our hard earned
money and paying them without us the NBA doesnt exsist and they would have to
find a real just like everyone else. But we ever get a thank you? Be grateful
after all they are all blessed to be in the positions they are in. I hope the
entire season gets cancelled. I a college hoops fan anyway where is about
basketball not money.
@ Utah Hs Sports Fan, I agree with you, but I think the "protest"
should be extended to actors, musicians, all sporting events, etc. Americans
have the power here -- if you don't buy the tickets or the product something
will have to be done about the extremely overpaid people in this country who
apparently think they deserve the millions they are being paid.
@bobbyd in 1975 the DOW Jones was around 800 points. ESPN did not exist. Your comparison does not work. We live in a completely different world
and sports are way more important and profitable than they were back when Ali
and Frazier fought.In the late 90's the Jazz were worth about $100
million, in the late 200's the Jazz were worth $250 million.A
comparison of NBA players in the 90's to the players today does not work. The
NBA is completely different.All of a sudden sports have gone global.
If Magic Johnson could have brought in all the fans around China and got the
world to tune in weekly, than he would have been paid for it.
Since Jimmer was there the place was packed...with European scouts!
For goodness sake! It was a charity game. You some people are treating it like
it's the NBA finals. How can you guys be so bitter? Holy Cow!
College basketball is the most poorly played form of basketball in the world.
There is nothing good about it at all. Even during the tournament. I would
rather watch this scrimmage 100 times than college basketball any day.
I made this same comment earlier and was told that the comment violated a rule.
I will say this again, I agree with JP the online broadcast was the poorest
presentation I have ever seen. The camera was situated behind the crowd and the
players looked like ants. The announcers were doing their best to imitate the
Jazz regular season announcer, as all they did was talk and did not describe
what was occurring on the floor.Overall a very poor product,
probably much like my first message.
Has Jimmy even played an NBA game yet?
I realize that this was the mother of all exhibition games, but it's good to see
Alec Burks go off for 29 points. I also heard from someone who went to the game
that Favors looks much improved, hopefully there will be a season so we can see
theses guys play for real!