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NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Posted on: November 15, 2011 4:21 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2011 5:35 am
 
Posted by Ben Gollivernba-lcokout

The news was implied, assumed and the announcement, given recent events, is a formality. Nevertheless, the NBA officially cut another portion off its 2011-2012 regular season schedule on Tuesday.

Yahoo Sports reports that the league "informed late this afternoon [Tuesday] games through December 15th have been cancelled, a front office executive says."

103 games will be lost during this span. 

NBA commissioner David Stern had targeted Dec. 15 as the start date for a 72-game regular season in the league's most recent proposal to the National Basketball Players Association, delivered last Thursday. Stern has made regular reference to "the calendar" determining the cancellation schedule and has stated that the league needs one month from the date an agreeement is reached to have sufficient time to begin its season. The NBPA rejected the NBA's proposal and issued a disclaimer of interest, disbanding the union and threatening to take the labor impasse to court.

The New York Post reported last weekend that the NBA had modified the schedules on its website to remove all games from Dec. 1 through Dec. 14.

Tuesday's cancellation represents the third cancellation of games in two-week increments. The NBA has now canceled a total of 324 regular season games. On Oct. 28, Stern announced the cancellation of all games from Nov. 15 to Nov. 30. On Oct. 10, Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the NBA regular season, spanning from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15. On Oct. 4, Stern cancelled the NBA's preseason.
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Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 10:01 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

This entire fiasco reminds me of the movie “Thelma and Louise”.  As the story progresses the plot thickens and both characters get in deeper and deeper with no way out.  In the end their solution is to drive off a cliff together.  As viewers of this storyline our reaction is both amazement and disbelief.  We then turn off the movie and move on to something else.  Roll the credits…      





Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 8:56 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Does anyone outside of the fans of the top teams in the league really care if they play the season at all?? As a lifelong bball fan I could care less. IMO - the greedy owners and players can both suffer for years, just like the millions of unemployed & suffering Americans that would give an arm or leg for just the crumbs off their table.


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Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:48 pm
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Since: Jan 24, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:35 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

don't forget bonuses for good behavior.Smile



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:21 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Which is why every top FA in the NBA is begging to be picked up by, say, the Milwaukee Bucks, right? Because they can afford it. If that line of logic were true then Lew Alcindor might just have played his career in Milwaukee right? Get real!



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:05 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

I know it is a pipe dream. It would give every team a chance to be competitive

You know what gives a team a chance to be competitive?  

A GM and an OWNER who pick the right players in the draft and dont OVER PAY free agents just to sign someone! (ala Ben Gordon)



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:01 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

If I were an owner I would propose the following:

1. Create a Hard cap of $55M
2. Void all the contracts
3. Place all the players back in a draft pool
4. Have an auction draft
5. Make Player's auction price their salary for a certain amount of years. Players in the earlier rounds can get longer contracts.
6. Provide a formalized bonus process. Players get bonuses only based on team performance.
7. Bonuses for amount of regular season victories.
8. Bonuses for playoff wins
9. Bonuses for doing charity work
10. Bonuses for having games sold out
11. Create a defined pension plan for the league

I know it is a pipe dream. It would give every team a chance to be competitive. Players will be incentivized to win games. Contracts will be limited by the hard cap.

However at the end of the day what was once a great league was ruined by some cry baby superstars. Sports Stars of this generation ruined sports. There is no loyalty to the team. It became more about the individual than the team.

Remember LeBron, Wade and Bosh ruined the NBA....





I bet you would...your a pistons fan and they got ben gordon and charlie V. under long term deals. 2 of the worst contracts in the NBA!



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 6:48 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

If I were an owner I would propose the following:

1. Create a Hard cap of $55M
2. Void all the contracts
3. Place all the players back in a draft pool
4. Have an auction draft
5. Make Player's auction price their salary for a certain amount of years. Players in the earlier rounds can get longer contracts.
6. Provide a formalized bonus process. Players get bonuses only based on team performance.
7. Bonuses for amount of regular season victories.
8. Bonuses for playoff wins
9. Bonuses for doing charity work
10. Bonuses for having games sold out
11. Create a defined pension plan for the league

I know it is a pipe dream. It would give every team a chance to be competitive. Players will be incentivized to win games. Contracts will be limited by the hard cap.

However at the end of the day what was once a great league was ruined by some cry baby superstars. Sports Stars of this generation ruined sports. There is no loyalty to the team. It became more about the individual than the team.

Remember LeBron, Wade and Bosh ruined the NBA....




Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 6:17 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

If you are an NCAA fan, better hope the NBA goes back to work...

Imagine, NCAA basketball without an NBA to go to...games would all look like Harvard vs. Dartmouth....After all the 1 and out players stay lose eligibility after the 2nd semester grading period ....6 ft nothings playing double OT to a 45-44 win...with 15 fans in the seats.
What kind of logic is that?? If you actually believe talent in the NCAA will regress because there's no NBA, then you are sorely misguided as the NBPA union. Do you realize there are 100 times more schools than there are NBA teams? There are extremely talented players who never get drafted because they don't have hype machine behind them like others might. There's also schools that have done extremely well in NCAA tourney but their players remained undrafted. Many student-athletes don't even put their names in the draft for whatever reason. Talent isn't going away, if anything talent will be more sustaining because student-athletes aren't going be eager to jump ship if there's nowhere to go Pro in America. 



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 6:14 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Do these clowns get it that they just screwed themselves?
LeBron and Bosh, even though he is over rated, ruined the league.
The NBA of the 80s and 90s was great entertainment. Great team wars.
Lakers v. Celtics, Pistons v. Bulls, Bulls v. Jazz, Bulls v. Knicks
That was an awesome time. Earl Stromm was not letting players take 75 steps.
If you went in the lane, you were going to get hit.
This game now is a bunch of crybabies. I hope this lawsuit destroys these players.
The real losers are the stadium workers and the team employees.
I feel for them.


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