Published: Saturday, Nov. 26 2011 12:00 a.m. MST
How many more letters are going to be written about this?Basketball
is just a Business to the owners.Basketball is just a Job to the
players.The only ones who feel anything, who have sense of
allegience, who actually LOVE the games, are the fans.These guys are duping and using the fans.All they care about, all
they are motivated by, the only reason they own a franchise or play is for
your money, period.
The NBA players and owners are putting on quite a show. In doing so they are
hurting many others who make their living in some form related to the NBA. They
cry out, look at me, I'm hurt, I'm not making enough money. Well the fact is,
they are hurting many others in this time of a recession. Perhaps they will be
surprised when they are truly hurt in the future, as many fans who supported
them in the past, just loose their interest in basketball altogether.
@LDS LiberalAnd like a business the fans are the customers. It is very
poor timing to have this strike now. They will lose customers because of their
business decision. You paint it black and white but there are some good
players in the pro-athlete realm that try to give back. I'm sure there are 10
others that don't. You don't seem to care much for sports LDS LIB, but the
fact is a lot of people do, that is how the business works. I used to watch a
lot of pro baseball. Their strike many years ago was the last I watched of
baseball. Lets see if this business can withstand backlash from fans.
You need this form of entertainment in this economy? There are more forms of
entertainment, including other sports (and don't forget college basketball),
than humans have had in its history. I think you'll survive. It will get
sorted out, so don't come unglued.
As I comment, it appears the lockout is over. If this takes, then they will
begin playing around Christmas and I, as a former season ticket holder, will
still be locked out. Too expensive. Their product is just not worth it.
With all due respect, it is the fans who are responsible for the salaries these
guys make, and you can whine and complain all you want, but when the strike is
over, the fans will go right back to attending games just like nothing ever
happened. They'll even pay higher ticket prices to subsidize the new salaries
these clowns are demanding. These are grown men playing a child's game. Stop
making them wealthy!
Midvaliean | 7:54 a.m. Nov. 26, 2011 MIDVALE, UT You don't
seem to care much for sports LDS LIB, but the fact is a lot of people do, that
is how the business works. ================== Wrong, I used to be a die hard Jazz fan -- back when a college kid like me making
minimum wage could still afford to see a game every now and then.The
rich get richer, The poor keep getting poorer.That's why I
hate Professional Sports now.Pure business, $$$no genuine love of
the game from either the owners or the players anymore.Just fans
being duped for as much as their pockets will handle.
A fan representative should be at the table, where any agreement would have to
be approved by all sides? This would lower the price of the tickets, and
neither the players, nor the owners would have as much money, though both would
still be very well to do, but people could more afford to buy tickets.
You sports fans should show your disgust by refusing to buy any tickets when the
season does get going again. Use your money for charity instead.
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