OT: Following the NBA lockout UPD (circa 1am PT 11/26): tentative agreement reached

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  1. LadyStanley

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    oh yeah more highlights on espn now ;)
     
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    OpEd from Chisholm at TSN:

    http://www.tsn.ca/nba/story/?id=370477
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/01/s...alks-deadlocked-nba-heads-for-a-shutdown.html

     
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    I guess the Euro leagues will get an influx of talent...?
     
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    Honestly expecting a long, long lockout for the NBA, potentially even one that engulfs the entire season and postseason. The sides are very far apart, the players want too much, and the owners want to take too much back. I'd actually be surprised if there was NBA basketball at all in the remainder of 2011 and would be absolutely shocked if the season starts relatively close to on time.
     
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    I wonder if the NBA owners will dare to chance losing a whole season-they might see that the NHL lost a season, and came back with (according to the NHL) increasing revenues year after year, and decide it's worth playing hardball to get what they want.

    The question is, would the NBA fans be willing to rebound the way NHL fans did?
     
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    I'm going to be very interested to see, depending on how ugly this gets, if there gets a division between to the "haves" and the "havenots"-didn't Lebron say earlier this year (before retracting) something along the lines of that he was okay with contraction of some teams? Nevermind if it's off the board or not, one wonders how much possible animosity may be between the Superstar tier and the "just trying to make a living (for NBA) tier.
     
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    Tom Penn who I respect a great deal says he expects a long lockout.
     
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    NBA TV is also all over this w/ DA AND a member of the SI Legal....

    keep in mind, the 1st missed check is not until 11/15.


    the 95 SEASON went 4 months w/o a CBA and the 98/99 SEASON WAS REDUCED to 50 GAMES bc of a similar impasse; never know this may be a short lockout......
     
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    We can only hope. While I don't think the NFL lockout alone helps the NHL, the NBA is a direct competitor to the NHL in terms of when they play, length of season, TV eyeballs, and in markets where they have both NBA and NHL teams, competition for attendance/coverage.

    I think it would be good for the NHL to have the NBA season canceled, and simply icing on the cake if the NFL is canceled as well.
     
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    Is NBC going to be happy about signing the NHL, or what?
     
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    Bettman already has been through what the NBA is about to undergo.... question is how would a lockout affect the associated leagues (5 of the 12 WNBA teams are owned outright, and some NBA teams also operate NBDL franchises......
     
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    They sound like they're digging in. NBAPA says the offers are "worse than hockey's".

    alright, the initial setup of the CBA was pretty brutal for the players, but the end result of it was pretty fair, as long as you missed the lost wages and the 25% cut off the top. and really the players had themselves to blame because they got themselves into a situation where they capitulated to basically a worse offer than the initial one. which is unheard of stupid.

    it sucked for those guys, sure. :laugh:
     
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    Ric Bucher of ESPN says "the owners don't care if they have to miss an entire season."
     
  17. I am as far from being a basketball fan as one can get. Yes, there is a very good chance that the NHL gets to monpolize the sports world for the first time ever after the World Series is complete, but I don't really take a great deal of joy in that, because we are the next in line. The NHL CBA expries in 2012, and even if the upcomiming season goes great, the NHL has done horrible in terms of capatalizing on opportunities. Things were going great in '94 after the Rangers won the Cup, but then there was a lockout for four months. It's not beyond the NHL to give every shred of popularity back. That concerns me. I think we're in trouble in 2012.
     
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    In basketball, NBA players have other options in Europe. The gap between NBA and Europe's basketball is not that huge like in hockey, so players have other options and will get well paid in Europe. I see the NBA losing more than the players if they stay in lockout the entire season.
     
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    I hope the lockout lasts a good long while, and Atlanta $pirit Group (which still owns the Hawks and the operating rights to Philips Arena) take a huge financial hit. Good luck trying fill an empty barn for 80-plus dates now, ya jagoffs.
     
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    The Euroleague is not going to go out and sign a bunch of NBA players to contracts. Their offseason already started and their rosters are filling up if they aren't already filled. There's no room for NBA players.
     
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    If that's the case, that suggests to me the owners feel "hey, the NHL cancelled a season and survived, so can we". They watched the NHL owners get a hard cap, and they probably feel they can do same.

    Might be a long time before the NBA starts up again.
     
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    Should "How the NHL can capitalize on the NFL/NBA lockouts" be a separate thread?
     
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    Yup. And it appears the 6 owners who own NHL teams are leading the charge for missing the year and getting what they want.
     
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    The No Fun League owners basically said the samething...
     

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