NBA in lockout after sides fail to reach new deal

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    America will soon just be playing soccer
     
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    Thats what it looks like Tank, at least until the soccer players start getting greedy too. Hey at least we still have WWE.
     
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    Right when both the Bulls and Bears were starting to get good! It's hard to know who to side with. It's millionaires vs billionaires! The millionaires makes millions of dollars, and if they are smart, are set for life playing the game they love. The billionaires take all the risk, paid enormous salaries, but, if smart, also making a killing watching the game they love.

    The fan pays enormous amounts of money, many time to watch a lackluster performance (there are always more bad teams then good ones) and get screwed at the concession stands. We pay the salaries and many times the players (LBJ, Clemens, Bonds etc) and owners (Bears, Cubs and Hawks owners) don't show the fans respect and even shit on them.
     
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    If the NBA misses even part of the season of 2011-2012, I'll go into withdrawl. But, thank God for NCAA Basketball.
    With so many teams losing money, something had to be done about salaries, revenue sharing,,etc. The owners are probably as much at fault as the players. They install a "soft cap" and pay players outrageous salaries and these salaries are guaranteed. How many teams are over the cap? How about 24 out of 30. Sometimes throwing money at something doesn't guarantee a financial reward.
    The players also have realize we live in very tough economic times and this sure seems like it's going to be a long haul. They are so lucky to be being paid what they are. Many of these players are making multi-million dollars for sitting on their ass either most of the game or the entire game! Below is a link for player salaries and what teams payrolls were the past year (the cap was at a little over 58 million).
    HoopsHype - NBA Salaries
     
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    To be honest I can live if part of the season is gone, my Celtics are on a downward spiral anyways, have been ever since the stupid Perkins trade.
     
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    The Perkins trade was huge, we agree on that!
    Even though my Timberwolves have really, really sucked, next season could prove interesting with all the young talent they have and what they added last week (Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams). I'm not saying they will even be a playoff team, but they should be fun to watch, with a run & gun offense. But they desperately need a veteran closer. I think Minnesota is still the youngest team in the NBA and they are way under cap! (and they still lost money,,,,because they sucked)!
     
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    Minnesota got some good players, Kevin Love is a stud, time will tell if they will gell into a good team though, you have to keep Kevin Love to go anywhere though.
     
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    Except I play better defense than Love, he has to be one of the worse defenders in the NBA.
     
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    Really? he is one of the best rebounders I have seen in a while, that 31 point 31 rebound game was outstanding.
     

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