I love watching NBA basketball, but I can't stand the business behind it. Currently the NBA is stuck in a rather uneventful lockout. I, and thousands of other loyal fans, might not attend one single Jazz game this season because of stubborn millionaires and billionaires. Most years I can only attend a few games anyway, considering the cost of a seat in the nose-bleed section.
The NBA lockout discussions are missing representatives from the most important party involved: the NBA fans. When all is said and done, the fans are the ones who fund those ridiculous salaries. Since it's our money, shouldn't we have some say in who gets what? Maybe we do have a say. If salary is any indication of a job's importance, then our society has some mixed-up priorities. Why aren't the highest quality teachers — the ones who educate our future leaders — signed to multimillion-dollar contracts?
If we want real change and lower ticket prices, then maybe we should lockout the NBA. Maybe we should save our money and invest our earnings where it will make the biggest difference for ourselves, our families and our communities.
- 10 movies that offended foreign governments
- In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court delivers...
- Robert Bennett: Shurtleff and Swallow are...
- In our opinion: It's time to scrutinize...
- About Utah: Q&A with former Kearns,...
- Richard Davis: Latter-day Saints should...
- My view: Amnesty towards border children is...
- Letter: Gun control
- Richard Davis: Latter-day Saints should... 190
- My view: Marriage and social justice go... 98
- Greg Bell: Defenders of religious... 86
- In our opinion: Religious freedom... 55
- In our opinion: It's time to scrutinize... 55
- Letter: Gun control 50
- Letter: Obama fans? 44
- In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court... 42