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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: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:33 pm

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Actually Redsfan I disagree. I remember before all the early defections when you got to watch players develope over 4 years and the college games were pretty good!(way better than now) It was awesome watching the Magic's, The Bird's, The Jordans, The Worthy's, The Clyde Drexlers, etc playing all four years. I Do not recall any such games as you threaten might happen(dull,borring). Actually, I think you will see the NCAA game get better if the NBA goes on hiatus for a few years. The 6ft nothings like John Stockton and Steve nash were pretty exciting to watch too. Unlike the garbage the NBA puts out now where we have to watch teams struggle to break a 100 as the youngsters learn their craft on the job. Back then you had guys a the absolute top of their games. I hope the NBA stays out for awhile to improve the game of basketball as a whole.

Vis 20/40 

Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:31 pm

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Sorry...February and Baseball... For all you spelling Nazis...Just tired of pro players whining for more money..

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:25 pm

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Not only that Redsfan, but starting next year all the best high school athletes with options will choose football or baseball because you can still make millions of dollars playing those sports. When/if the NBA ever comes back there will be too many bridges burned and the sport will be a shell of its former self without major TV deals, big sponsors and overall demand. The revenue pie will have shrunk so dramatically that most of the current NBA owners will cut their losses and move on. What remains will be a niche sport without much audience and very little money to spend on players.

It won't take long for this trickle down effect to change the landscape of college basketball. Once ESPN drops college basketball in a few years due to lack of marque talent that sport will be as dead as the NBA. And basketball will be reduced to a playground sport, possibly added to the X-games as a novelty sport.

People don't want to hear this and will argue because it's difficult to comprehend because basketball has been such a big part of the sporting world in this country over the past 30 years. But you have to stop and think about WHY?? Before the Magic/Bird era basketball was not a major sport in this country. During the 1940's through the 1970's the major sports were baseball, boxing, golf, football and then hockey, tennis & horse racing and THEN basketball. There is not a long history of basketball being a major sport. When there was BIG money involved, it became a BIG sport. The money is about to disappear. Watch the sport do the same. And remember where you heard it first. I know what I'm talking about.

Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:23 pm

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Dont really care!!! Players are over paid, we have Football till febuary and then here comes basball....UNIONS SUCK !!!!!!!!!

Since: May 3, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:21 pm

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Harvard had a 7 foot center a couple of years ago and sent a guard to the nba recently.  They aint so bad.  With Penn and Cornell, Ivy is not terrible.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:10 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 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.

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 4:54 pm
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Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 4:28 pm

BOOM Part 2: NBA cancels games through Dec. 15

Button up your overcoat.  

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