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Published: Saturday, Nov. 26 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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Spanish Fork, UT

This announcement get's my emotions runnin' high (plenty of sarcasm).

Mesa, AZ

Who cares?

Cache, UT

I hope the owners didn't give up too much. I want the Jazz to be competitive. No more Miami Heat debacles, please.


Oh goody, After watching the greed of these millionaires it makes the pepper spraying on Black Friday seem pale by comparison. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I really don't care if they've reached an agreement. Come Dec 25th and on, I'll be watching something else.

Lake Elsinore, CA

It's Jimmer Time!

Orem, UT

I hope the owners didn't give in to the players; if the players had it their way, small market teams would be doomed and the most teams in the NBA would become farm teams for the big markets. I'd rather lose a season then see a system that favors big market teams.

Salt Lake City, UT

Okay, now let the fans boycott the NBA! The two sides (especially the players) have demonstrated where their loyalties are (themselves).

The owners carry the risks and are entitled to at least have a chance of making a profit, even in the small markets. The players could not care less for the overall health of the league. The inmates have been running the asylum for too long, and only care about what's in it for them in the short term.

I am a Jazz fan, but not an NBA fan anymore. I haven't been for years. I cannot stomach watching games when the Jazz are not involved. Maybe this is step one of leaving the whole thing behind, I hope not.

This whole thing about "Merry Christmas" to the fans because we are back makes me want to vomit. If they really cared about the fans it would have never gone this far.

To the NBA, get our attention by providing lots of Merry Christmases to the poor and needy of our communities now, or your words are nothing more than the same old self promoting rhetoric...

Denver, CO

Ditto to RinAZ's "Who cares" . . .

The NBA is one of the least entertaining sports on television.

Give me the college game any day.

Ogden, UT

I'm done with watching any NBA teams.

The owners and the players had no regard for those who run the concessions and provide services.

Those are the ones who have been hurt by this fiasco.

As fans and former fans, there should be a boycott for the rest the season.

Layton, UT

I hope the owners didn't give anything to these crybaby millionaire players, I am not going to watch anymore anyway. But I expect as usual, fans will be stupid and forget how they were treated and fill the arena's anyway

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Are they really trying to ruin Christmas for people?

Salt Lake City, UT

Enes Kanter just might be the happiest man on Earth right now.

sandy, UT

now we can all watch tatted out thugs who can barely live on 5 million a year all try an move to LA, CHI, NY or MIA. The thing I was most thankful for this Thanksgiving was not having to watch Carlos BOOzer play one single game. (Although, I think he pulled a hamstring getting the turkey out of the oven-out 5-6 weeks.) I solemnly swear to not watch one single NBA game this year.

Holladay, UT

Most of the haters' posts make me laugh. If you don't like the NBA now, you never did before.

I for one am so happy to be able to watch some quality basketball as opposed to college ball. Don't get me wrong, I can enjoy a game now and then, but their ability is just not there. The UConn Butler championship game showed me that.

I don't feel like I was mistreated, they saved the season. Sure, they almost ruined it too, but people don't seem to get that this is a business. There have to be business decisions. Stuff like this happens. It makes everyone upset, but once the dust settles I can watch basketball again.

Gordon over Jimmer

All you fair weathers can say whatever you want. But as soon as the Jazz start winning again you'll all come crawling back.

Bob A. Bohey
Marlborough, MA

NB(oring)A players + owners reaching a deal = Fans ( what few are left ) paying more $$ to go to games and watch the most inferior sports product available. NB(oring)A fans would get more entertainment value if they burned their money.

Logan, UT

I am a fan of basketball and I am a fan of the Jazz, but this lockout displayed greed in its finest form. From the players to the agents to the owners, they all (ok most) seem to have lost touch with reality. I wished all fans would now boycott as many games as they have missed (close to two months by the time Christmas Day games start).

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

I have no problem if some fans want to go back and watch games and I have no problem if they decide to bag it. But Gordon over Jimmer you have it wrong because this former Jazz fan is finished giving my money to support the NBA. And I have wasted A LOT of time and money on the Jazz so if that makes me a fair weathered fan......oh well.

Holladay, UT

Sure hope this comes through. been a long month of just watching fox news. need to get excited to see how the new rookies do. the negitive people didn't watch the game anyway. always hope we can win it all in a few years and we are lucky to have a major league team here. thanks millers helps get through the long nights to have somthing to watch.

David King
Layton, UT

I'm surprised at the number of "I don't care" comments. To be consistent you should be posting "I don't care" on every article throughout this newspaper for which you do not have an interest. To borrow a phrase, some can leave NBA basketball, but just can't leave it alone. Just as the lockout hurt the ushers, custodians, and restaurants that depend on the Jazz for business, a boycott would negatively affect these individuals who are in no way spoiled or greedy. Let's think about the unintended consequences of a boycott, and who would suffer the most.

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