I wonder what some of the older guys think. Tim Duncan, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd
and others are losing a lot of money that they can never recover. Some of these
guys are looking at their last year. Other big money earners, eg Kobe, Dirk N.,
Steve Nash are in contracts that will not get replaced, next time around. This
is a huge loss for all of these types of guys. I wonder why they are not being
more vocal. These guys, the rookies, and the sophomores are paying a huge price
for all of their "friends" in the middle. I am glad I don't have any
friends like that.
Doesn't matter. The Utah Jazz have just missed my entertainment dollars for
this winter. Since the NBA has shut down, I have purchased discounted season
passes at a ski resort (my first time doing that!), and purchased tickets for
Brian Regan and the Blue Man Group.Whatever the NBA owners and our
very own Utah Jazz owners want to do is now their problem. Not mine! Moving
OK, quit saying that you support the owners 100%The owners are actually
seem like the problem. They can't seem to agree on what they want.I
believe the players have given up their salary from 57% to at least 53% and probably even more. The owners just can't agree on things like amnesty
clauses, lottery picks, hard/soft cap...etc.
@nothegamethey would use last year's rankings...i think we would get
the 10th from Golden State and our 11th...i dont think they would go for another
i was wondering if anyone might know if the lockout lasts the whole year.No
basketball at all, how will the draft be done?
The NBA season is too long anyways. 82 games are needed just so they can pay the
players those ridiculous salaries. There is no need for 7 game series each round
of the playoffs either.One game home and away against conference
foes and one game against non-conference foes. That would be exciting.I get sick of watching players who get paid millions make very little effort
to compete. We all know fans care more than they do.
I totally support the owners... this system is broke. When players like Eddy
Curry, Andre Kirlinko et al are making way more money than they deserve the
system needs to change. YES the owners need to be protected from themselves.
There are too many owners who simply have so much money that fiscal
responsibility goes out the door. Other owners either need to follow or not
field a competetive team. The result is a system of haves and have nots. A hard
cap forces hard choices for owners, GMs and players. A GM must decide is this
player really worth this kind of money. Player must decide if I take all this
money can my team surround me with enough good players to win. Is that important
to me. Non gauranteed contracts allow the money to go to those players that
deserve it. If a player isn't worth the money he is released and becomes a free
agent and can sign with another team. The Owner, GM and coach who can put
together the best team wins. The Players that play the best earns the most
All the NBA owners need to do to win this labor dispute is open up their books
to a respected independent auditor who can issue a verdict on whether or not
their claims of having lost 300 million last season is true.If true,
then the players need to reduce their salary demands before they kill the goose
that laid the golden egg.