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Each team to have two preseason games

Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:29 am
Edited on: November 28, 2011 12:36 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

Not that the NBA preseason is anything to get excited about, but your first look at your favorite team will be coming soon.

According to NBA.com, each team will play two preseason games, presumably a home and away one. Typically, teams play 7-8 exhibition games which include games in other cities and often sometimes against international squads. Originally, the NBA had 202 preseason games scheduled. Now that number will be 60. Most estimates had the NBA losing in the neighborhood of $200 to $300 million for missing the preseason. Some of those losses will be recouped, but not near as much.

Important note: According to the report, the preseason games will likely be played against regional teams so as to minimize travel.

Right now, training camps are set to start Dec. 9 along with free agency, so two preseason games will be fit into a two-week window before Dec. 25. Not impossible, but it will definitely be a mad dash leading up to the season.

Better than not though, for sure.
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Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:16 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

Im not a fan and havent been for 10 years... Who would pay to watch a bunch of millionaire friends pretend to compete against each other. They all go out to the club together after the games win or loose, they really dont care. Its all about the $$.
If this is your reason for not being an NBA fan, then its safe to say that you're not a sports fan at all. Because this goes on in all sports, both pro and college.




Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

Point being, the NBA sucks and I won't be giving it one second of my time.
EVEN if I was bored enough to watch syndicated television!!
Really, umm, hate to tell you but it seems you already have given the NBA a lot more than a second of you time.
You have made 6 posts on the NBA message board from Nov 26 to Nov. 28th.

All these posts by you during the Thanksgiving Holiday....strange coming from a guy telling others to.....

spend some more time with your family
But its cool...We all know a hater when we see one.



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

Point being, the NBA sucks and I won't be giving it one second of my time.
EVEN if I was bored enough to watch syndicated television!!
Instead of coming to an NBA message board to bash the NBA, here is a novel idea, try spending more time with your family.



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

I'm reading this blog because I'm interested in knowing if everyone else is just as displeased with the NBA coming back as me.  The owners had a good chance to make meaningful change to the way NBA business is conducted but eventually they caved and it's pretty much business as usual except they took a bigger chunk of the revenue.  Once again, it's about their pocket books and not the fans.  I for one will not be spending a dime on the NBA...I was a lifelong fan but a fan nomore.

What meaningful changes to the way NBA conducts it's business were you looking for the owners to make?
This lock-out has always been about money, what portion the players gat and the owners get. So, yea, it's always been about their pocket books.
Please explain, with some examples, of what changes you were expecting.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

I'm reading this blog because I'm interested in knowing if everyone else is just as displeased with the NBA coming back as me.  The owners had a good chance to make meaningful change to the way NBA business is conducted but eventually they caved and it's pretty much business as usual except they took a bigger chunk of the revenue.  Once again, it's about their pocket books and not the fans.  I for one will not be spending a dime on the NBA...I was a lifelong fan but a fan nomore.



Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

It will be a terrible season.  David Stern's cronnies will likely let players man handle each other more easily, for the creation of supposed exciting bball.  It will not be so David, didn't you see how Gary took a 2005 NHL lock-out to fix his dumb ideas after the original 1994 lock-out?  This season will likely hurt the enjoyment of the game long-term.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

Have fun watching re runs of Friends & Seinfeld well I'm watching the NBA from Christmas until April...
Doubt it.
You have the NFL thru early Feb and college backetball into late March. By then MLB is in swing.
Besides... here's a novel idea (rather than watch reruns of Friends and Seinfeld, if you're bored), spend some more time with your family.
Wow.
Point being, the NBA sucks and I won't be giving it one second of my time.
EVEN if I was bored enough to watch syndicated television!!



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

Have fun watching re runs of Friends & Seinfeld well I'm watching the NBA from Christmas until April...
Doubt it.
You have the NFL thru early Feb and college backetball into late March. By then MLB is in swing.
Besides... here's a novel idea (rather than watch reruns of Friends and Seinfeld, if you're bored), spend some more time with your family.
Wow.



Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

Each team plays two pre-season games:one home and one away and 7-8 pre-season games which include games in other cities around the NBA and against teams from other countries.Is a great idea and then,each team in the NBA plays 66 games until one team is crowned the NBA Champion.Training Camps are more important for players to get in shape before the pre-season and season gets under way.So lets the NBA season under way and soon that Orlando and Miami can win games and fans can enjoy the 2011-12 NBA season with 66 games on the schedule.Cool



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

The NBA losing $200 to $300 millions for missing the preseason is nothing to these billionaires (owners) and millionaires (players) since they're the ones to blame for the lockout. They would recoup their losses in no time by raising the ticket prices, merchandise sales and whatever else that has the NBA logo on it ever so slightly, $2-$3 here and there and before the fans knows it, they'll making tons of profits. Guess us fans can't catch a break either way huh? 


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