NBA Lockout in 4th Month

With the NBA Lockout in its 4th month, things are rapidly getting worse. David Stern has already cancelled the first two weeks of the season; how much more time will be missed? The players certainly don’t look too concerned.

According to NBC News, some NBA players such as Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire have set up pickup games in places like New York, Miami, and Boston. Even though the players don’t get paid, they still get to play against each other and entertain local fans. I can safely say that if there is no 2011-2012 season, none of these players are going broke. Besides, most of them can just get jobs at normal stores (Walmart, Stop & Shop) if they need money bad; reason being that they are so well-known. This is especially true in cases where the player looking for a job grew up in the surrounding area. In addition, I’ve heard rumors that the players are looking to organize their own league. Now, I’m not sure how they’d get paid, but I’m sure their pockets wont be empty by year’s end.

When will this stupid lockout end? Photo cred 4.bp.blogspot,com

On the other side, David Stern and the owners might be in trouble. I’m sure the majority of NBA fans think the owners should get less than a 50/50 split of the revenue. Those same people also think that the owners are greedy.

Which side are you on?

Till next time:



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Posted on October 14, 2011, in Pro Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I could never imagine a lockout occurring, but I don’t think there’ll be a season.

  2. I think there’s going to be a season, but it’s not happening anytime before Christmas. I’m on the players side. I’d actually like to see a sliding percentage put in place. Give the players 54% and go down a half a percent each year until they hit 50% then leave it there. Or do it in reverse till they get to 54% for the players. By then if teams aren’t turning a profit, that’s their bad!!

  3. Im totally on the Owners side personally, I dont hate the players but they dont get it, I dont care how much Owners really make, thats why there the Owners, if the players really want to they can buy a team later like MJ did. Oh wait the players dont have as much money as a Owner………so that’s why there a employee. I understand its a players league, but the average NBA salary is 5.5 million way to HIGH BOTTOM LINE!
    nice work little man!

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