Utah Jazz: First Jazz, Jimmer tilt to be among next round of NBA casualties

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  • Boston Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 26, 2011 2:09 p.m.

    The NBA is the epitome of greed and selfishness! The players are plain egomamiacs!(most of them, anyway) GO AGGIES!

  • Pugman TREMONTON, UT
    Oct. 26, 2011 11:46 a.m.

    Here's a thought. Change the salary cap to 15 mil per team. Period! If you go over you forfeit your right to play...to heck with luxury tax. Next....each team throws 5 million into a pot. That's roughly 175 million dollars. 110 million goes to players that win the championship...65 million to the losers. You want the big bucks...go play for it!!!! As for the players that can't or won't play for a salary cap of 15 million....I guess you can fall back on your college education for a job. A job that requires you to be there 5 days a week...maybe more...with an income between 25,000.00 to 50,000.00 per year. Wake up and welcome to the real world!

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Oct. 26, 2011 9:35 a.m.

    So, what happens to all the draftees THIS year if there isn't a season? Are they NEXT year's new rookies because there isn't a draft next year?

    Then, what happens to all of NEXT year's prospective draftees?

    This part of it all could get very interesting. Might help some players stay in college a year longer. Good thing, there.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Oct. 25, 2011 9:54 p.m.

    It's soooo, soooo sad and distressing to see all those rich kids fight it out over their millions of dollars. More entertaining than any basketball game ever was. Maybe the lockout/strike could last for several years and we could focus on important stuff. Oh, I forgot. There is nothing more important than watching grown men act like spoiled kids for millions of dollars.

  • PAC12Fan South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    Hey rational! Waaaah! You seem to care more about the Jazz than your neighbors, friends losing their jobs and their homes. I've got my priorities straight. No NBA for me.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    I have been to several Jazz playoff games. For my money none of those games have compared with watching the Aggies play in the spectrum with the crazy USU fans. I'll miss the Jazz, but enjoy the college game more.

  • RinAZ Mesa, AZ
    Oct. 25, 2011 9:10 p.m.

    Cancel all sports and bring the owners, players and agents back to earth.

  • cedar Holladay, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 8:07 p.m.

    Have to disagree. i am getting older and can't miss to many seasons. just think of the long winter nights we need something to look forward to see on tv instead of the news which is usually bad. fisher is the worst union rep they could have as he is so rich and don't care about the new guys which are still trying to make their big money. i think fifty fifty is fair. i would vote someone else as he took adavtage of nice mr. miller to be the first to get our of a contract which cost the jazz therr players to get him from golden state so he could get back to kobe and the movie stars etc. not sure but we might wish we could have got jimmer or knight.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Oct. 25, 2011 7:15 p.m.

    Wait just a minute. If the NBA doesn't have a season BO won't be able to collect taxes on these 300+ milionair's that need to pay their fair share.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Oct. 25, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    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.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 3:05 p.m.

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

    Oct. 25, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    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.

  • Sanford SANDY, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    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.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    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.

  • papi4481 Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    Good riddance to Jimmermania and the Spazz!

  • Northridgefan5 OGDEN, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 12:28 p.m.

    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.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 12:26 p.m.

    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.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Oct. 25, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    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!

  • Montana Mormon Miles City, MT
    Oct. 25, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    Hockey, anyone?

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 12:14 p.m.

    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.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 12:12 p.m.

    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.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 12:00 p.m.

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

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 11:58 a.m.

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

  • President Joker Washington, DC
    Oct. 25, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    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.

  • PAC12Fan South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    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.

  • HugeJazzFan Layton, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    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 :)

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Oct. 25, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    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.

  • BlameItOnTheOfficials Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 10:52 a.m.

    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!

  • jpjazz Sandy, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    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.