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Will the NBA season get canceled?

Will the NBA season get canceled?

Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Yea, word. Stern tried to say the owners proposed all three cap types and the players shot all of the down. He is trying to scare the players into agreeing is all... I am sure they know that. I would like to see 50-50 and call it good, the question becomes the cap type.

We will see the progress on Tuesday I guess.

Stern's assertion that they've proposed various cap types is disingenuous, from what I understand. They've supposedly proposed a "soft" cap where the luxury tax was something like...

$1 for every $1 up to $5M over the cap
$2 for every $1 between $5M - $10M over the cap
$3 for every $1 between $10M - $15M over the cap

...and so on. That's a de facto hard cap, because no one's going to want to sign a $5M player if it's ultimately going to cost them $15M to do so.

The reason I'm so fervently on the players side on this is that I think the owners have acted dishonestly and are attempting to exploit the players. This is a system that's been in place for 28 years, they're enjoying record revenues, and yet they're claiming that they're broke? Total horsecrap. And in these negotiations, the only side that's given up anything has been the players. The owners haven't made a single concession.

I'm totally with you as far as Stern and the owners go.

On a side note, did you ever get to watch the doc Sonicsgate? It was a sad to see Seattle lose their team to such a greedy set of owners with Stern in the middle orchestrating it all.
[ Edited by AmpLee on Oct 15, 2011 at 8:28 PM ]
Originally posted by AmpLee:
I'm totally with you as far as Stern and the owners go.

On a side note, did you ever get to watch the doc Sonicsgate? It was a sad to see Seattle lose their team to such a greedy set of owners with Stern in the middle orchestrating it all.

I did. I view the lockout as an extension of the same mentality that allowed Seattle to get screwed like that.
Let's do an all time NBA draft again?

I don't want to commish but will gladly participate as a drafter :)
Just another reason for me not to like this douche

http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/216060/NBA_Official_Progress_Was_Being_Made_Until_Garnett_Entered_Room
The only reason i want the nba season to being is because i want the rookies to show up in 2k12
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I don't find it surprising that KG f**ked things up in the negotiations.

He probably pounded his chest and then slapped the ground, made a scowl, and proceeded to find the smallest guy in the room to pick a fight with.


What an ass.
Originally posted by crzy:
I don't find it surprising that KG f**ked things up in the negotiations.

He probably pounded his chest and then slapped the ground, made a scowl, and proceeded to find the smallest guy in the room to pick a fight with.


What an ass.

And then cried to John Thompson in a post meeting interview

"Kevin, how are the negotiations going?"

*Sob, sob* "They hard, man"
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Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by crzy:
I don't find it surprising that KG f**ked things up in the negotiations.

He probably pounded his chest and then slapped the ground, made a scowl, and proceeded to find the smallest guy in the room to pick a fight with.


What an ass.

And then cried to John Thompson in a post meeting interview

"Kevin, how are the negotiations going?"

*Sob, sob* "They hard, man"


Throw in an awkward cancer joke, and that's KG in a nutshell.
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by crzy:
I don't find it surprising that KG f**ked things up in the negotiations.

He probably pounded his chest and then slapped the ground, made a scowl, and proceeded to find the smallest guy in the room to pick a fight with.


What an ass.

And then cried to John Thompson in a post meeting interview

"Kevin, how are the negotiations going?"

*Sob, sob* "They hard, man"


Throw in an awkward cancer joke, and that's KG in a nutshell.

*Sob, sob* "I didn't call Stern a cancer, I said he was a can't sir"
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I thought Simmons take was funny

During one of the single biggest meetings (last week, on Tuesday), Hunter had Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce and Garnett (combined years spent in college: three) negotiate directly with Stern in some sort of misguided "Look how resolved we are, you're not gonna intimidate us!" ploy that backfired so badly that one of their teams' owners was summoned into the meeting specifically to calm his player down and undo some of the damage. (I'll let you guess the player. It's not hard.) And this helped the situation … how? And we thought this was going to work … why?
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Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by crzy:
I don't find it surprising that KG f**ked things up in the negotiations.

He probably pounded his chest and then slapped the ground, made a scowl, and proceeded to find the smallest guy in the room to pick a fight with.


What an ass.

And then cried to John Thompson in a post meeting interview

"Kevin, how are the negotiations going?"

*Sob, sob* "They hard, man"


Throw in an awkward cancer joke, and that's KG in a nutshell.

*Sob, sob* "I didn't call Stern a cancer, I said he was a can't sir"


I didn't call Stern a cancer. I said "David Stern you are cancerous to the fans and our league".
No NBA means nothing to watch from April-September
i'll say we get a 50 game season.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
I'm totally with you as far as Stern and the owners go.

On a side note, did you ever get to watch the doc Sonicsgate? It was a sad to see Seattle lose their team to such a greedy set of owners with Stern in the middle orchestrating it all.

I did. I view the lockout as an extension of the same mentality that allowed Seattle to get screwed like that.

Yeah, very sad too. The Supersonics were an original team and I hated to see it go away over a greedy as organization.
Well the owners hijacked the meeting and straight up said either the players take 50/50 or we walk. The mediator was there, players, ended the meeting.

Now there are no meetings scheduled.