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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
 
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.
Category: NBA
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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 1:59 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

Guess I was naughty because all i'm getting for christmas is a lump of NBA.  Cry



Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

I just endured a season of apathy with the Dodgers and Frank McCourt and my takeaway was that the fans REALLY made a difference by collectively boycotting games to show the owner our disapproval.  It seemed to work as McCourt couldn't use OUR money as leverage to try to keep the team.  Much of this could be possible with the NBA season now that the lockout is over.  For the fans that were hoping for improvements to the NBA-level game, show your displeasure for the game as it is currently played and simply not go, or watch!  It's the only way our collective voices will be heard in a broken system... a system that has been confirmed as broken by owners and players (and fans).

We will see, but the lockout could have actually been the best thing for the game, and it's brevity will serve to minimize it's potential long term effects... too bad.  Did anyone really notice the missing games this past Thanksgiving?  Or did we march on and simply find other things to do?  That is what the league was worried about in settling this lockout... that few would actually care about missing XMAS games and the game would become more irrelevant.  The only way WE, the fans, could have spoken out here was to NOT miss those holiday games.  Let's hope the apathy continues and that the fans can make a difference ultimately.  I will do my part... and i hope you do so, too.

Go Lakers?      



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

Oh boy!...the NBA for xmas!!

How is it that I really couldn't care any less about this league...a group of greedy players that barely reach back to help the pre-millionair guys that struggle w/ addictions, housing, paying the smallest of bills, and many, the ability to even walk...

I find them ignorant to lessons of the past, arrogant towards the league and their fans...and owners more interested in manuvering a deal to strip away committments to their communities, the fan base from those cities, and the players that make this sorry show possible...

I've had it with this crowd long ago...I'll watch a tiny bit of NCAA round ball and wait for March Madness...

The pros can disappear for all I care...and they only distract from all the other sports that are in full swing during the winter... NBA for Christmas...Bah Humbug!



Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

You must not care since you took the time to read the article and comment on it.  We don't care if you don't like it.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

And MLB*** players ***donate.


I have argued with these types all through the lock out, but guess what? Now there is going to be games. Make sure you mute your ESPN when the highlights and news comes on. hahahaha.  



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:43 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 $$.
So, the NFL, NHL & NFL players all dontate there salaries to charity? When do NBA players sit out the pre season and even regular season games because they feel as though there not being paid enough? 

I can't comprehend why idiots always feel the need to read and comment on things they have no interest in what so ever.  



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Each team to have two preseason games

Who the screw cares.  I am one long time fan that will NEVER watch (or buy apparrell) the NBA (Narcissistic Basketball Association)!
Nice to know.

There are a ton of sports and events that I do not enjoy, I don't feel the need to comment on it though. Have fun watching re runs of Friends & Seinfeld well I'm watching the NBA from Christmas until April...

Suck it up butter cup.

Maybe the pre eason won't be so meaningless this year because teams are going to have less prep time, so there going to want to figure out what there lineup is going to be on opening night within those 2 games. It may seem like a mad dash , but GMs have had a long time to do there homework! No excuse for slacking. 



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:32 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 $$.



Since: Oct 30, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:44 am
 

Each team to have two preseason games

Who the screw cares.  I am one long time fan that will NEVER watch (or buy apparrell) the NBA (Narcissistic Basketball Association)!


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