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Old 08-06-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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NBA ruined basketball anyways with all its stupid rules, Either there needs to be a new pro basketball association ABA or the EuroLeague. Im only into UFC now. The pro leagues with the fewest rules is always the best and exciting. Just like how this used to be a better country before all the new laws that interfere with everyday life.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I for one will not be supporting the NBA at all! This is bull we the fans are the ones that support these teams, and they should remember that. There is no money to split up if the the fan support is gone! Which I hope happens! I see it as a slap in the face!
Unfortunately, most people will continue to support...they may stay away for a few games or even a season, but they will be back for the sports entertainment just as they have done for most sports after similar stoppages in the past.

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It is ridiculous the cost of a ticket to a Spurs game. I make good money but cannot afford to attend the games. We used to have season tickets when it was in the arena before the AlamoDome. they were around 20-25 bucks a game. (for good seats) No way I will buy tickets now. Just wait until the team sucks....there will be no one there. We have been spoiled with a decent team for a long time. Look at the attendance for the crappy teams in the league. They have to be losing their a..es.
You can thank everyone who voted to let the city use Hotel Occupancy Taxes to help develop the SBC Center (now at&t) many years ago. As most private sports franchises demand, the Spurs wanted a new home. The city got voters to go along by saying funds were coming from occupancy taxes so local taxes wouldn't go up. Well, ticket prices did go up now didn't they?
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Totally made up. Sorry. It's my feeble attempt at humor in an otherwise darkened forum.

That's cool. I know David Robinson recently moved, but was interested if there was some truth to your statement.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Just don't forget 1999. There was a lock-out and then the Spurs won the championship.
That's what I'm hoping for...less games and some more off-season rest. I'm still holding out hope for a season, it's just too costly for both sides to not reach a deal.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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all I can say is that I would not miss it
but you have to admit there are people (not players) whose jobs depend on it--
both in the arenas, on the teams, and with the media
they won't get paid if there are no games
so for that reason alone I hope they reach accomodation
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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There's too much to lose, and neither the players nor the owners like to lose money.


I suspect we'll have a shortened season like the last time.


Still, half the teams in the NBA are in the red and can no longer afford the bloated player salaries, so players are gonna have to make concessions, which they don't want to do......
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:24 AM
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Let's keep the scope of this thread confined to the Spurs and San Antonio. City-Data has a Basketball forum, where you can discuss league-wide implications of the strike, or there is also a mostly unmoderated board at spurstalk.com for folks who want to dig into the details of the Spurs.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The NBA has lost more money than then NFL in revenue therefore it would be harder for both sides to agree on a deal. The NBA elite are overpaid and don't have the same solidarity as the NFL so why should Kobe, Lebron,Wade,etc. care as long as they are the highest paid players. Several NBA teams have left to other cities because of the lack of financial support. New Orleans Hornets are owned by the NBA not the city of New Orleans,Sacramento was in the process of moving to L.A.,Oaklahoma recently moved from Seattle. The deck was already being shuffled so the NBA owners knew that this day was coming that is why Phil Jackson announced his retirement now. There was talk about the NBA coming back with less teams and lowering the salary cap eventually splitting up the big three in Miami or making them pay a heavy luxury tax fine. The NBA like the NFL hoped to line their pockets with luxury box suites sales from corporate investors unfortunately the average fan was still paying high prices because of exaggerated salaries. Most fans didn't care about the NFL lockout since it doesn't really affect us one way or the other,people care even less about the NBA.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:23 PM
 
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The Spurs wont be affected at all, remember they are back-ups to the WNBA Silver Stars. Basketball is for girls.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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......as seven Spurs' players homes "quietly hit the market..."
URL/facts please? I'm interested in reading about these seven Spurs......

David Robinson's home was covered on all the local media channels, so not new news........

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