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NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Posted on: October 4, 2011 6:54 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

NBA commissioner David Stern announced on Tuesday that the league would cancel the rest of its preseason schedule effective immediately and expected to cancel the first two weeks of the 2011-2012 regular season on Monday, Oct. 10, as a result of a lack of progress in ongoing labor negotiations between the league and the National Basketball Players Association.

"Today we will be announcing the cancellation of the rest of the exhibition season and by Monday we will have no choice but to cancel the first two weeks of the season," Stern said. Back on Sept. 23, the NBA announced the cancellation of the first two weeks of the preseason. 

The NBA's regular season was supposed to start on Nov. 1. 

NBPA executive director Billy Hunter said that the two sides do not currently have any further negotiating meetings scheduled and that the next meetings might be "a month or two months" away.

Here's video of NBA commissioner David Stern cancelling the preseason and the likely delay of the regular season.


Comments

Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:59 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

College basketball is far more enjoyable to watch and costs less.  So, I'm going to miss the NBA because . . .   because . . . 



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:57 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Could see this coming. Lets see what happens when they start missing pay checks. 
And no negotating session for a month or 2? Negotiating tactic? 



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:42 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Agreed.  I could care less about the NBA and it's idiot mouthpiece David Stern.  He made an entire career out of the success that Jordan and his class created for the NBA - but when things get tough - the season is on the brink of collapse.  Good. Stern is a total slave to the owners - nothing else.  After he ushered the Sonics out of Seattle because the city wouldn't build another palace at the taxpayers expense, the league is dead to me.  Pretty easy to run a league during an economic boom, ain't it Stern?  Not so easy to coast along when the financials get really tight.  How many teams are losing money, allegedly?  Hasta Lavista, NBA.  Don't need you and the Circus act anymore.  Bring Tim Donaghy back - maybe he'll boost the ratings for the WWF league aka NBA.  Tongue out



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:41 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

You hear that?............. Nothing........ nobody gives a rats ass about the NBA lockout.



Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Who cares?

Totally agree...who really gives a rats' @$$? NBA games are only five minutes anyway...players give half-hearted, pickup game effort for most of the game up until the last few minutes. College basketball is so much more enjoyable to watch. Plus you don't have to take out a 2nd mortgage to afford a ticket to a game. How does it feel NBA to know that nobody cares whether or not you play?



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:28 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Does anyone care. ESPN has NCAA hoops everynight and those kids play 3x harder. I am so glad I won't have to hear about LeBron chocking again.Smile



Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:24 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

I can only hope that the season gets cancelled.  Hopefully the NBA goes away forever.  It is by far the worst sports league around anyway.  If you are not black and not 7 feet tall, why even play or watch?  How many caucasian americans are in the league?  5? 



Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:15 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

hahaha at glenma48...  The players dont get it which is why they make money and attract fans all over the world and haters like yourself...  Maybe it is you that doesnt get it as you wake up every morning to go to your mediocre job and sit in the office trolling articles about a sport you dont enjoy watching!



Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:08 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

"IF NOBODY CARES ... then why did the most recent NBA Finals have higher TV ratings than the most recent world series???"

Look, I even watched a few of the NBA playoff games, if only to enjoy watching Miami go down.  Comparing it to MLB is a pathetic attempt at relevance.  MLB is another sport that has lost significant market because of a stupid business model.  Until MLB and the NBA pull their heads out of the "sand" (insert your own word) and restructure the business model to create a significantly more level playing field (think NFL as an example) then the market will continue to shrink, and it should.  Hard cap, both min and max...





Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:06 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

if people dont care, then why do they read the atricle in the first place and then bother to post and give thier opinion on something they dont care about. if it is to argue that they like sports just not the NBA, i still dont understand. i like sports but dont follow the NHL, i dont read articles on the NHL and then post on NHL chat rooms. they must care a little or they would not have read the article to begin with.


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