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NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Posted on: November 15, 2011 4:21 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2011 5:35 am
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Posted by Ben Gollivernba-lcokout

The news was implied, assumed and the announcement, given recent events, is a formality. Nevertheless, the NBA officially cut another portion off its 2011-2012 regular season schedule on Tuesday.

Yahoo Sports reports that the league "informed late this afternoon [Tuesday] games through December 15th have been cancelled, a front office executive says."

103 games will be lost during this span. 

NBA commissioner David Stern had targeted Dec. 15 as the start date for a 72-game regular season in the league's most recent proposal to the National Basketball Players Association, delivered last Thursday. Stern has made regular reference to "the calendar" determining the cancellation schedule and has stated that the league needs one month from the date an agreeement is reached to have sufficient time to begin its season. The NBPA rejected the NBA's proposal and issued a disclaimer of interest, disbanding the union and threatening to take the labor impasse to court.

The New York Post reported last weekend that the NBA had modified the schedules on its website to remove all games from Dec. 1 through Dec. 14.

Tuesday's cancellation represents the third cancellation of games in two-week increments. The NBA has now canceled a total of 324 regular season games. On Oct. 28, Stern announced the cancellation of all games from Nov. 15 to Nov. 30. On Oct. 10, Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the NBA regular season, spanning from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15. On Oct. 4, Stern cancelled the NBA's preseason.
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Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2011 5:07 am
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

I don't get way any person would want to own a team and not make money off of it and in fact lose money. The owners should make it so the players make less than they do now and they would eventually have to come back because unlike the owners the players aren't making money with out basketball in their lives. Most people could care a less bout the NBA as long as we have college basketball.  Fuck the players making their millions.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 4:39 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

That makes no sense buy a team with reduced value but cave and pay more money in revenue sharing to the players? Dude this is about an entertainment industry that is OWNED by the billionaires. When they feel there is no ROI they do not need to cave into the players. Fair market value will dictate who is right and who is wrong. When both sides lose money they will negotiate. However, the bottom to mid level guys are getting screwed by the koME and MEbrons of the world....demanding ridiculous max contract salaries. Give me a freaking break, in fact, make it for a whole season type break.



Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2011 2:52 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

This is only true for very few teams and in any event it's the cartel that keeps them alive.  They SHOULD go broke, but by forcing pay to be unnaturally low, the rich members keep "zombies" alive to show off their superteams against.  The local billionaires don't care about the money that much since owning the team makes them big wheels locally.

The idea is for poorly managed teams or teams with no real fan base to go broke and let new blood come in who can actually manage sports investments.  Old fat cats are no longer part of the picture.  That's what the antitrust litigation will do if it proceeds.


Aldono
Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2011 2:40 pm
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Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2011 2:11 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

Cancel all of them!!  Most people I know that watch sports, really don't care for the NBA.


howtellking
Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:16 pm
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Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:47 pm
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

If owners are losing money on their team, SELL THEM! Their money is made on the increased valuation of the team. There are plenty of people who would be happy to buy their team.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:17 am
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

For months now, I've been saying that there won't be a basketball season this year.  So far, I've been right.  I wish I was this good in the stock market.  Anyways, David Stern should just announce that the entire season is cancelled.  That might just motivate both sides to reach an agreement.  But one thing that the players still do not understand is that some of the owners are losing money on their NBA teams, so they are actually better off not playing any games.

Once the players, their agents, and their lawyers understand that the owners need to make money too, then talks will progress.  But until that happens, just cancel the whole season.



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:47 am
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

I would never turn on an NBA game on Christmas day!  What for?  How is an NBA game even relevant when it comes to seasons greetings, silent night, holy night, O Tannenbaum, We three Kings, etc etc? 
We already have an NFL game on Christmas and that's bad enough.  I'm all for Dec 24th action but really, Christmas Day with the NBA like that's some kind of meaningful tradition???




Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 9:49 am
 

NBA officially cancels games through Dec. 15

What do you call an announcement that cancels 26% of the NBA regular season? ......... A good start!
AMEN to this...just cancel the remainder of the season. Let's see where that college you have degree gets you now...oh wait...you didn't get a degree. You just used your college for what you thought was gonna be a lifetime mealticket to keep you supplied in Escalades, bling, blow and "hoes."


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