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Players react to first two weeks being canceled

Posted on: October 10, 2011 11:06 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2011 1:21 am
Posted by Royce Young

By failing to reach a deal at the last minute, the NBA has canceled the first two weeks of the season. Which is a total bummer.

And it's not just fans who are venting frustration though. Players took to their microphone -- Twitter -- and put out their thoughts on the big news. Here's what players are saying:

Somebody should probably fill Nate Robinson in.
Category: NBA

Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2011 2:51 pm

Players react to first two weeks being canceled

Nope...still don't care.  

Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:49 pm

Players react to first two weeks being canceled

and evidently the players just think about themselves, think about what would happen if the fans go on strike because of outrageous ticket prices and all the fan wear and everything to do with the sport, you are going to end up broke.. eventually,  remember we make you rich, you didn't do this by yourself, so stop being so self centered and play ball.

Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 5:59 pm
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Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 2:15 pm

Players react to first two weeks being canceled

They didnt get the coin to buy the team by sloppy negotiation, they just got themselves into the current situation by sloppy negotiation.  A new deal isnt going to stop the T-wolves from drafting point guards and isnt going to stop the Hawks from paying MAX money(whatever that will be after this is done) to Joe Johnson!  Talking about the balance of power and money but Miami is barely over the salary cap while Dallas was almost double it.  A new system wont guarantee the owners dont lose money, the owners spending wisely will guarantee it.  Believe me, youll still be able to fit 2-3 max contracts under a hard cap when this is cleared, and teams will still lose money.  Does anyone besides a true basketball fan want to see a clippers/wizards game? Maybe a t-wolves/raptors game? Its bad management!  If the players take the cut they will definitely have to make the money back somewhere right? Endorsements come into play then.  Which effectively means your big name players will want to now play in big markets where their endorsement money grows.  So now you have a big 3 in Miami, another with the Knicks, another with the nets, another with the lakers, now the clippers become important simply because of L.A. and that gives you 15 of your all stars in 3 cities.  No one going to see new orleans with no CP3, no one going to see orlando with no Howard(both in New york chasing endoresement money to break even) 2 teams collapsed and still losing money.  All for system reform.  Stop signing mid level players to max dollars. 

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 12:53 am

Players react to first two weeks being canceled

What strikes me about this listing of Tweets is these guys represent the middle class of the NBA. These are mostly role players who have gone on record against the cancellation of two weeks of games. What? about one twelfthof their income is vaporized along with the arena workers and surrounding business employees. These guys seem to be collectively saying something different than the Wades and LeBrons are saying. These guys need to play and earn their money. The players at the negotiations think they can intimidate the owners and out negotiate them. Whoa - these owners did not get the coin to own an NBA team by accident or sloppy negotiating. They know exactly what they are doing. It is a real shame for all that the players do not know what they are doing and are sacrificing a season to get a worse offer than they had today.

Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: October 10, 2011 11:18 pm

Players react to first two weeks being canceled

Why in no way do I believe these were the only reactions by the NBA players what they said was pretty weak.  I understand they are limited in the amount they can post on Twitter, but what the hell.  I do like the fact that some of these guys realized people other than themselves will be effected by the lockout ie. area employees.  What I don't like is they still don't get it, all of them need to suck it up to save their money maker, if not the nice things in their life that they have become accustomed to will quickly fade away.  After watching last years final I was starting to come around on the league; but unfortunately the players have destroyed what interest I had.  Best of luck to you all, your fan base is dropping as quickly as games in your season.

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