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Report: NBA to cancel two more weeks Tuesday

Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:46 pm
Edited on: October 25, 2011 10:23 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

The NBA will announce the cancellation of two more weeks of games Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. David Stern has already canceled the preseason and the first two weeks of the season.

The report says this cancellation will wipe out 102 games and carry through Nov. 28.

If a deal is reached soon, Christmas Day games could still be preserved, but as it stands right now, pretty much all of November is gone. Not everyone's favorite month of the NBA, but losing a month of basketball is a pretty large dent in the season. Each team will stand to miss about 15 games.

The NBA has reportedly established extra contingency schedules that would allow for a complete 82-game season, but that's only rumor at this point. At it stands, the league will have lost almost 20 percent of the season.

Owners and players haven't met since their last round of long negotiations fizzled out because of system issues as well as the dreaded Basketball Related Income split.

It's not really a surprise to be back at this point of cancelling games, especially since Stern had previously indicated that Monday would be the day for games to be lost. He had actually said about two weeks ago that if meetings didn't advance negotiations that Christmas Day games would be gone as well. As of now, the Christmas games are still intact.

After last week's talks fell apart, Billy Hunter said that the path of losing games isn't always the wisest to walk down.

"This thing is on a slippery slope and we're already losing games, the first two weeks, and if we continue to go in that decline, it may become intractable to get people to move from their respective positions," he said.

Well, make it a month now. Hopefully it's just one of those things where it gets worse before it gets better.

Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Report: NBA to cancel two more weeks Tuesday

Right on! Keep cancelling away - hopefully the whole season! Maybe even scrap the league and start the ABA up again.
Screw the NBA and it's greedy players, goofy owners and dork commissioner. The league hasn't been any good for years.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Report: NBA to cancel two more weeks Tuesday

good the nba sucks anyway.



Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Report: NBA to cancel two more weeks Tuesday

The union will cave if none of the players are getting checks by Christmas. Stern knows this, and that's why he keeps mentioning the Christmas games even though they haven't yet been on the table for cancellation.



Since: Aug 10, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Report: NBA to cancel two more weeks Tuesday

In the nhl they beat the crap out of each other u wanna talk about thugs. People mind your own. If u dont like it dont watch. If u dont watch then u dont have to worry right????? They aint bothering U are they....C'mon man.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:21 pm
 

Report: NBA to cancel two more weeks Tuesday

And it's also funny how some people have no idea how to respond to a thread without insulting, demeaning, and belittling other posters.  Online thugs lol.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Report: NBA to cancel two more weeks Tuesday

I feel like making another post since my last seems to have caused such a commotion. Firstly, justjoe writes [quote] Stop!!!  Let the cruch go.  The reason the nba player get the "thug" crap is because they are visable. Yes visable. Ya see most of there boddies, they are all tattooed up and they have the corn rows..in football and baseball they are wearing uniforms covering that up. You are the face of your job, and they look shitty [/ quote]
This is precisly my point.  What I'm saying is that you think they are thugs because they don't talk and dress, wear they're hair, etc. in a way that is acceptable to your white standards.  Those of you who note that some players in the NBA are thugs, and then go on to talk about guns, domestic abuse, drugs etc., you are correct.  There are thugs in the NBA.  But in my opinion, a good portion of the people calling these players thugs are looking at the way these players, dress, wear their hair or have tattoos, and immediately brand them a thug.  That my friend, is racism, whether you want to admit it to yourself or not.  If you judge every NBA player who doesn't dress and act like a white person a thug, I can only imagine you do that when you are not watching the NBA as well.



Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Great point...Wonder how Kyrie Irving is feeling

Left Duke after playing very few games as a freshman due to injury.  Saw the glamour of millions of $$ awaiting him in the promised land.....Oops, "what do you mean there is a hold-out"   Good move.....  



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Report: NBA to cancel two more weeks Tuesday

Aww....only 2 weeks? Bummer.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Report: NBA to cancel two more weeks Tuesday

Bottom line.................Until they cave, Stern will cancel it all. he knows they need that check, they live like idiots. He will win. Period.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Report: NBA to cancel two more weeks Tuesday

Stop!!!  Let the cruch go.  The reason the nba player get the "thug" crap is because they are visable. Yes visable. Ya see most of there boddies, they are all tattooed up and they have the corn rows..in football and baseball they are wearing uniforms covering that up. You are the face of your job, and they look shitty. White black who cares.......................they keep it real. The sport is a joke, it goes on way too long, meaningless game after meaningless game...the playoffs take forever and who cares.


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