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Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

Posted on: August 29, 2011 1:28 pm
Edited on: August 29, 2011 7:01 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

UPDATE: Via the New York Times, NBA spokesman Mike Bass shot down this report. "It's a complete fabrication," he said.

David Stern said a few weeks ago that he'd have an idea whether or not games were going to be missed this season by Labor Day. And with bargaining session coming sometime early in September, you can see why. If that goes well, then maybe a deal can get done in time for training camps. If not, then say goodbye to preseason. (I know, so sad.)

But now, according to HoopsWorld, the league has set a deadline of Sept. 15 before games are cancelled (meaning preseason still). If a deal isn't made before then, training camps and preseason games are gone for the 2011-12 season.

Interesting note: Losing even just one preseason game could have a pretty hefty economic impact on the league.
Sources have also said that if even one Pre-season game is lost, the economic impact would be the same as if all the preseason games are lost. It would be a trigger a point in which league advertisers and sponsors could and would start pulling back and season ticketholders would likely start asking for refunds.
I don't know if you know this, but Sept. 15 is just 17 days away. In other words, not far off. And somehow the league and the players, two groups that a billions of dollars apart, are supposed to come to an agreement? Yep, peace out preseason.
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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

I think it's hilarious how when the NFL was having it's lockout it was big news, 24/7. You got it on local news, network news, CNN, FOX, ESPN, you name it, they carried coverage of the lockout.

I forgot the NBA was even locked out. They're almost as irrelevant as the NHL. The only reason they get better ratings than hockey is because you've got to be from someplace where you can actually go outside and play hockey on a pond to grow up loving it, and that takes out about half the US. If ESPN was based in Toronto the NBA would have fallen by the wayside years ago.



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

The NBA is the world's greatest bball league.



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:41 pm
 

Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

Any level of college ball and even some High schools games are more fun to watch than the average regular season NBA game.

Hell NAH, the talent level in college ball is signifcantly worse than the NBA. I can't watch kids brick shots all day. Plus there's nowhere near the same intensity and rivalies(there's mostly rivalies between the schools in college vs between the players in the nba).



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

I am dead serious..does anyone really care if the season is cancelled??  I know some people do but the NBA product is horrible right now.  3-4 good teams 25 crappy teams.  

 

Any level of college ball and even some High schools games are more fun to watch than the average regular season NBA game.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

"How exactly is losing one game the same as losing all games?" Is it like buy one get the rest free now?


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 It would be a trigger a point in which league advertisers and sponsors could and would start pulling back and season ticketholders would likely start asking for refunds.


The answer to your question was in the next sentence. 



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

Preseason lost? big deal wake me up when there is 3 minutes left in the first game of the final than bball might,just might be interesting enough to watch.    O wait i forgot the last 3 minutes lasts 30 minutes or more  with all the time outs,never mind.bball is boredom ball.




Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

Sorry National Basketball Association.  Your sport is nowhere near the calibre of the National Football League or even college football.  You will not be missed.  I would actually welcome the opportunity for the NBA to go on hiatus to see if we would miss it.  After college football and professional football, there is college basketball and then Major League Baseball.  Afterwards, the cycle begins again.

After all, the game ticket prices are too high and the players and owners treat the fans like warm buckets of spit.  There are way too many commercials during your games and it is tiring that once the commercials are over, we missed a minute of live action.  Your athletes don't want to submit to marijuana testing and the current drug testing is a sham.  Please go away and take your traveling, double dribbles, palming, handchecking, illegal screens, flopping and overpaid athletes with you.  Don't let the door hit you on the way out.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

Dirk, if you could "careless" [sic] that means you care at least a little. 



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

NO MORE NBA BASKETBALL!  NBA the fixed sport?  Why not shorten games to just 5 minutes?  Start in the 4th Quarter, 5:00 minutes left, score tied at 100.  There is no team basketball anymore in the NBA.



Since: Jan 28, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Report: Deadline of Sept. 15 set for preseason

By even talking about ending the season it shows the utter contempt that the NBA, players and owners have on "Joe Six Pack" and the communities that they play in. We always hear abeut the financial impact a strike will have to the players or owners. How about doing a study on the financial impact it will have on the community immediately surrounding all the areans, built with TAXPAYER MONEY! The restaurants, and mom n pop stores that will sit empty, eventually closing putting workers out on the streets. Will the pocket books of any owners or NBA "stars" open up to help the economies that their egos are about to destroy? Sure if a tornado came by, you'll see Mr Ego out thre in front of the camera with his $10,000 check "for the community." Well guess what (to all of you few NBA players that can read) this strike is going to bring much more damage to each and every city than one tornado, flood or hurricane, and it is your doing. Wouldn't it be interesting to see every seat empty when you prima donnas came back to grace the peasants with your prescence? I will be one ex-fan refusing to give you one more of my hard earned dollars. Any other readers ready to join this grass roots strike? Let's give them at least three months of empty seats as a "warning shot across their bow.'


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