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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 25 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Sandy, UT

To quote that ole Chicago song "Does anyone really care"... when and if the NBA plays any games this season? With college football and now college basketball along with the Grizzlies hockey. And add in the NHL and the NFL, my sports dollar has plenty of avenues to travel.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I don't be disappointed if they just toss out the whole season. It'd teach the players something about what they are really worth. The bulk of them are spoiled brats. Good riddance!

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

Local governments built and own most of the basketball arena's in the US.
Perhaps local governments should own the teams and pocket the profits to prop up sagging revenues?

Treat the NBA stars like teachers: Pay them all the same salary.
Don't grant them tenure. Now that would be stupid.

I can't believe I said that, being a small government guy.

Layton, UT

Just let the ones play that want to for the price being offered, hire new players for the rest and get rid of he egotistical ones that think they aren't expendable. Then bring on the b-ball - I'll learn to love all the new ones - I promise :)

South Jordan, UT

I normally go to 4-5 games per year with a few of my kids and usually pay for the suite once a year for all my clients. I cancelled the suite and have decided to rent a non-Larry H. Miller theatre for my clients as a thank you instead. I will not be attending any games. I have neighbors and friends that lost their homes and jobs. I will not support a league that is squabbling over so much money. If players truly played for the "love of the game", they would simply take their millions, smile and shut up.

Support college and high school sports. The true love of the game. I will use my money to support my Utes that will need all the support they can get.

President Joker
Washington, DC

I love the NBA. I cannot stand college basketball it is absolutley nauseating to me. I would rather watch an NBA team who is dead last in the league than watch college basketball.

Salt Lake City, UT

I sure won't be disappointed if Jimmie doesn't make it to SLC

Provo, UT

Without the NBA, there really isn't much point to college basketball.

Salt Lake City, UT

Learn the issues, PAC12Fan. You own a business and don't understand the difference between revenue and profit?

1- The Jazz LOST money last year, as do most NBA teams. Their cost of goods sold (player salaries) is too high. They need to get that inline.

2- NBA players have one-sided, long-term contracts. If anyone should understand that, it is should be a Jazz fan. A player gets a guaranteed contract and pulls a Boozer (doesn't play his pinkie huuts a widdow bit), but the Jazz still have to pay for a product they can't sell. If a player goes from good to horrible, the player keeps his contract rather than exercising their opt-out option, ala Boozer or AK. If a player wants to opt out and leave the team with nothing, ala D-Won't-stay, LeBron, Carmelo, etc., they can and in doing so have the potential of leaving a team with no comparable asset. If a player gets a genuine injury, like Grant Hill, the team STILL has to pay years and years for a product they can't use, and cant replace because of revenue and salary cap.

Salt Lake City, UT

3- There is genuine competitive imbalance in the league. LA has been in HALF of the NBA Finals over the last 32 years. Between them, Boston & LA have HALF of the NBA titles. Why? Big markets, big money, big endorsements, big beaches.

The NFL has competitive balance due to a HARD salary cap (as opposed to the numerous holes in the NBA salary cap) and non-guaranteed contracts. The Green Bay Packers just won the Super Bowl and the CITY of Green Bay is the size of Michigans stadium.

I dont care how big a star another team brings to town, the days of needing to see the big star when they come are over. Im a JAZZ fan, and have no interest in a league where there is no competitive balance. I dont care who the Jazz players are trade or cut them if they dont perform I want the JAZZ to be competitive. And that means Im behind the owners. The OWNERS represent the franchise and the fans, not the players. If it takes the loss of a season, as in the NHL, so be it. Take two if need be.

Montana Mormon
Miles City, MT

Hockey, anyone?

Old Timer
the boonies, mexico

Jimmer coming to town with Sac doesn't mean much, he will only get very limited minutes at the best and unless his defense improves he may ride he pine a bunch. I won't miss him or the Jazz quite frankly, and hope both the owners and players "choke" on one of their many greenbacks! I'll never ever go to another NBA game so nothing lost!


until the players concede to play for what the owners are willing to pay them who cares about this league. The owners should never have allowed the players to run the league like they have been, but since they are finally making the changes that should've been made many years ago I side with the owners 100%. If a business isn't making money they lay off employees, that's the way it is so why anyone would take the players side in this is beyond me.


i'm pretty much done with the NBA and their prima dona attitudes and the gangster thug mentality. Good Riddance! I will spend my time with sports that have common sense which is mostly high school and college. Baseball lost me in the 80's and i never went back. NBA you have lost me.

Taylorsville, UT

Good riddance to Jimmermania and the Spazz!

Roy, UT

I may like NBA better when they restore balance to the league, I think we are all getting tired of teams like the Lakers dominating. So, whatever it takes to restore balance and competitiveness, and stop giving star players an extra step (call the traveling), a free push or bump when on defense, etc. stop protecting them and restore honesty to the refereing.


Northridge fan: Tell me again that there is common sense in college sports with all of the conference shifting that is going all, which all about money and nothing else.


The NBA along with all the players can go down the toilet for all I care. Oh, I forgot that I should feel sorry for the players that won't be able to afford bigger diamond ear decorations this year.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer is a spoiled millionaire that has made all the letter writers bitter.

Overton, NV

One reason I would not want to see the NBA season cancelled: It's not just about the players, but all the other people who's jobs revolve around the NBA season. Ticket takers, concessions, parking...the list goes on. These selfish jerks are hurting a lot of people.

But, hey, some of them can't feed a family on $12 million a year.

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