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NBA Season Postponed (Millionaires losing income--shouldn't we all celebrate?)
RT.com ^ | 10/11/11

Posted on 10/11/2011 5:26:10 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat

NBA commissioner David Stern has cancelled the first two weeks of the season after owners and players failed to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout.

The crisis began on July 1 when owners locked out the players after they failed to come to terms before the expiration of the old collective bargaining agreement.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: athletes; classwarfare; millionaires; nba; strike; unions
Occupy assclowns AND Hussein's urban base MUST BE DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY....as well as Hussein, too. After all, millionaires and billionaires are LOSING MONEY.
1 posted on 10/11/2011 5:26:14 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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2 posted on 10/11/2011 5:29:56 AM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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I don’t feel bad for either side.

The owners still collected payments from season ticketholders like myself ($28K for LAKERS & CLIPPERS).

They’re refunding it to me on a montly basis, “after” the games have been officially cancelled...


3 posted on 10/11/2011 5:33:31 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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“National Black Sports Association. Why did they drop sports out of the name.


4 posted on 10/11/2011 5:33:39 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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thug-round-ball can die for good as far as I’m concerned...


5 posted on 10/11/2011 5:35:13 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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Remember the GREAT joke from 1980...

Q: Did you hear about Reagan's anti-poverty program?
A: 50,000 teams in the NBA next year..

6 posted on 10/11/2011 5:38:54 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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Every day not played is a day LeBron gets older....I think once the players started picking teams things were doomed. They won’t be back for a long time.


7 posted on 10/11/2011 5:39:48 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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How is a bunch overpaid idjits not playing a game considered a crisis? Talk about a severe loss perspective!

Gunner


8 posted on 10/11/2011 5:41:24 AM PDT by weps4ret (Democrats + Liberal Stream Media = Blood Liable)
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Occupy assclowns AND Hussein's urban base MUST BE DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY....as well as Hussein, too. After all, millionaires and billionaires are LOSING MONEY.

Here's the quandary, though -- most of those millionaires are union members.

9 posted on 10/11/2011 5:42:16 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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Hussein's media and his base are treating this like a crisis! Yet, they SHOULD be pleased, since the eeevil millionaires will not be getting money!
10 posted on 10/11/2011 5:46:43 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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NBA

Nothing

But

Assaults

11 posted on 10/11/2011 5:47:21 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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Yawn


12 posted on 10/11/2011 5:48:46 AM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government's footprint!)
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This one-time Knick fan is through with the NBA, bored with the NFL,could care less about MLB and I’m about done with the whole college sports scene also.

ESPN along with the rest of the big time media has destroyed what was once, Great American pastimes in the name of the almighty dollar and political correctness.


13 posted on 10/11/2011 5:50:51 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Beaten Valve

The FIRST baseball strike destroyed professional sports for me, quite permanently. I’ve just seen it as a business ever since. I cannot suspend disbelief while trying to watch.

I do enjoy high school sports more, and minor league baseball can be a hoot.

And to anyone who does not believe it is a business: Look what everyone is talking about when a season gets delayed. They talk about the impact to business, both national and local. The restaurant ownder, the waitress, the traffic director, the peanut salesman, the team swag salesman, the city tax collector.

Yup. I’m still done with it.


14 posted on 10/11/2011 5:55:37 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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‘zackly.


15 posted on 10/11/2011 5:58:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Recovering_Democrat

NBA?

They could cancel it and I wouldn’t notice.

They stopped playing the actual sport of basketball long ago.


16 posted on 10/11/2011 5:58:21 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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David Stern better worry more about the fact that NOBODY cares that the NBA is not playing... I am a casual watcher when there's an intriguing match-up... But crisis? NO
17 posted on 10/11/2011 6:02:55 AM PDT by bfh333 ("Hope"... "Change"... You better HOPE you have some CHANGE after the next 4 years!)
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Just like Hollywood!!


18 posted on 10/11/2011 6:04:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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And to all those colleges that give out sports scholarships instead of academic scholarships....shame on you!!


19 posted on 10/11/2011 6:07:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Once they turned it into "Thug Ball" I lost interest - guys like Havlichek and Dr. J must be appalled at what their sport has become.
Just tune in to ESPN Classic for some real basketball (60's thru 80s).
20 posted on 10/11/2011 6:20:16 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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David Stern better worry more about the fact that NOBODY cares that the NBA is not playing

He'd better worry that many are HAPPY that the NBA is not playing.
21 posted on 10/11/2011 6:20:41 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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I saw some clowns on ESPN talking about this “crisis.” All I could think about is that there are a lot more important things going on in the country right now that should be deemed a “crisis.” This is not one of them. Our current economic situation really puts this nonsense in perspective.


22 posted on 10/11/2011 6:23:04 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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Just means the Mavericks will keep their title longer.


23 posted on 10/11/2011 6:25:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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The NBA is going to get a rude awakening when the strike is over, when more and more players are going to choose to play in Europe.


24 posted on 10/11/2011 6:28:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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when more and more players are going to choose to play in Europe.

Agreed. I believe many can't go too long without a check. There should be an exodus to European teams very soon.
25 posted on 10/11/2011 6:32:26 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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I think the NBA labor situation is being greeted with a huge collective YAWN across the nation.
26 posted on 10/11/2011 6:34:46 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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Hopefully the NHL will benefit.


27 posted on 10/11/2011 6:37:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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This last time when I moved, the local cable company did a full-court press to get me to buy cable service. I said "No." They asked why? "It isn't worth it." So the salesperson pointed out I was missing out on all that sports coverage by not taking their extra-special goodie package. "It isn't worth it."

The dish-TV people tried, too. "No, thank you. {click}"

When the "business" of sports takes precedence over the sports themselves, I part company. Another indication: the discussion of last night's game has disappeared from the water cooler talk completely at my place of employment. I used to at least hear the highlights of the games. Not any more. Now it's all contracts and player posturing.

My family was one glued to the television every single weekend. The MBAs of the NBA, the NFL, MLB, and the other sports associations have caused me to kick the habit.

28 posted on 10/11/2011 6:45:49 AM PDT by asinclair (Talk is cheap, actions are priceless)
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The Dallas Mavericks won a championship, which immediately ruined the game forever.

Thanks Dallas!! Thanks Cuban!!


29 posted on 10/11/2011 6:49:20 AM PDT by laotzu
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When they quit allowing the all stars to WALK and require them to start dribbling the ball instead of this half palming crossover move BS and the Dunk goes bye bye then maybe they call call it basketball and stop the season at the end of April including the playoffs

As of now I don’t know what it should be called


30 posted on 10/11/2011 7:08:58 AM PDT by uncbob
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Now that’s funny!


31 posted on 10/11/2011 7:21:18 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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But Mark Cuban is anti-military and hates US soldiers as he was the producer of Rendition’ and other leftwing movies. I hate him more than Lebron.

And unlike most people, I didn’t get the hatred for Lebron. You’re telling me I am not supposed to leave a company/organization at my own choosing and shackle myself to the same company for another 20 years when there are opportunities in America that would enable me to better myself?

I don’t remember Lebron setting dogfights like Vick or driving intoxicated like Jalen Rose or spitting at women like charles Barkley or stabbing women like OJ.


32 posted on 10/11/2011 7:27:56 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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You’re telling me I am not supposed to leave a company/organization at my own choosing and shackle myself to the same company for another 20 years when there are opportunities in America that would enable me to better myself?

Nope. I'm not. I'm telling you I hope LeBron never wins a championship.
33 posted on 10/11/2011 8:21:54 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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I think Lebron will eventually win it. You just don’t get 3 top free agents within 1 summer and be just 2 games away from winning it all.

I kept hearing Michael Vick and Eagles’ saying all summer long they were the Dream Team, but where are they now?


34 posted on 10/11/2011 5:05:32 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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