Selfish NBA owners, players

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  • Sal Provo, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    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.

  • The Sensible Middle Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    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.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    Midvaliean | 7:54 a.m. Nov. 26, 2011

    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 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.

  • Demo Dave Holladay, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 9:34 a.m.

    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!

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 9:33 a.m.

    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.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 8:13 a.m.

    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.

  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    @LDS Liberal
    And 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.

  • Ok Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 26, 2011 7:07 a.m.

    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 Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 6:52 a.m.

    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.