Utah Jazz: Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker wants NBA to play

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 19, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    Based on the way the Jazz players performed last season I hope the Owners reduce their offer, make if their final offer, and stick to their guns. And no, Mayor Becker, your letter to the NBA won't effect the negotiations.

  • Ldsfan South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 19, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    Becker needs to get know his audience. Many of them lost their homes over the past two years. It's hard for most to feel any sort of pity on NBA owners or players when they quarrel over billions of dollars.

    For two regular people to attend a Jazz game, the average ticket is $40 plus $6 parking plus a drink and maybe a snack. The night cost a minimum of $60 multiplied by 2 = $120. This same $120 can feed a family of 6 for three to four days.

    Where is the priority. Pro basketball is not important. It is simply a three hour release from the world. College hoops can take the place at a much lower cost.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 19, 2011 12:31 p.m.

    Becker follows the Jazz?

    "I know we've got an incredibly young team in many respects, but I don't think the talent level has ever been higher than what we'll have coming into this year"

    Which two of the current roster are going to be HOF, Ralph? You know as much about the team as you do about the negotiations.

    I don't care if they cancel TWO seasons. Whatever it takes to put small market teams on equal competitive basis.

    If the Jazz two best players all-time hadn't come along at the same time and been country bumpkins who liked and were willing to stay in a small city, the Jazz never would've made a Final.

    Revenue sharing. HARD CAP. Go Stern! Go Jazz!

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 19, 2011 11:47 a.m.

    This article is a no brainer. Of course Becker wants them to play. It's all about the revenue that it brings to Salt Lake. He's all about the revenue. This guy has the charm of a used car salesman.

  • Dand_Ute WEST JORDAN, UT
    Oct. 19, 2011 9:10 a.m.

    Now if only the players and owners cared about anything other than getting theirs.