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Old 06-13-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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will it happen?

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Old 06-15-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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NFL owners can't agree on how to share $9 billion with their players...why would anyone think the NBA has a secret formula? On the other hand, I do believe that David Stern has a lot more on the ball (pun unintended but unavoidable), so that the lockout, when it comes, will be much less disruptive to the next season than football's.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I think it's going to be bad. Maybe not a an entire season, but missing games would not surprise me. There are what, 22 teams who claim they lose money before they even turn on the arena lights? And some owners are pushing a hard cap? It seems like the two sides are much farther apart compared to the NFL situation.

A good question I heard on local sports radio today - if NBA teams are so in the red, why are they spending money to subsidize the WNBA?
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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NFL owners can't agree on how to share $9 billion with their players...why would anyone think the NBA has a secret formula? On the other hand, I do believe that David Stern has a lot more on the ball (pun unintended but unavoidable), so that the lockout, when it comes, will be much less disruptive to the next season than football's.
Have you forgotten the 1998-99 season? I think the NBA labor fight will make the NFL's look like child's play.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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I think it's going to be bad. Maybe not a an entire season, but missing games would not surprise me. There are what, 22 teams who claim they lose money before they even turn on the arena lights? And some owners are pushing a hard cap? It seems like the two sides are much farther apart compared to the NFL situation.

A good question I heard on local sports radio today - if NBA teams are so in the red, why are they spending money to subsidize the WNBA?
Good point. Has the WBNA broke even yet?
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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Summer league officially canceled, looks closer then ever!
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Without seeing the financials for the league I have no way of 100% knowing how ugly this might get.

However, the league and players have been savy in the past by using a formula where if the league is doing well the players share in the $$$.

With this said, I SERIOUSLY doubt there will be a disruption to the season.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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There was a lockout just 12 years ago, so I would imagine every effort will be made to avoid another one. They do need to enforce a salary cap. It saved the NHL and the NBA may want to consider it.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Without seeing the financials for the league I have no way of 100% knowing how ugly this might get.

However, the league and players have been savy in the past by using a formula where if the league is doing well the players share in the $$$.

With this said, I SERIOUSLY doubt there will be a disruption to the season.
Agreed I don't expect the NBA(or NFL) to lose any regular season games.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Agreed I don't expect the NBA(or NFL) to lose any regular season games.
Yeah. Neither league is so *broken* like MLB is or MLH was that anything so drastic as actual lost games or seasons strikes me as likely.

Most franchises seem to be doing well and the global reach of the NBA (another genius push by Stern) got a nice shot in the arm via Dirk this year.
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