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NBA postpones camps, cancels preseason games

Posted on: September 23, 2011 11:23 am
Edited on: September 23, 2011 11:30 am
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NEW YORK -- As expected, the NBA on Friday indefinitely postponed the start of training camps and canceled preseason games scheduled from Oct. 9-15 -- a total of 43 games -- because it has yet to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with the players.

"We have regretfully reached the point on the calendar where we are not able to open training camps on time and need to cancel the first week of preseason games," deputy commissioner Adam Silver said. "We will make further decisions as warranted."

Camps were scheduled to open Oct. 3.

Although the owners on Thursday moved off their previously proposed split of revenues, the two sides were unable to reach an agreement. They remain apart on dollars andr continue to have opposing views on what kind of cap system the new CBA will have -- with owners wanting a hard cap and players calling it a "blood issue" they will not accept.

Commissioner David Stern was briefing the full labor relations committee by phone today and then the two sides will discuss scheduling details for another bargaining session early next week -- prior to the Jewish holidays, which begin Wednesday night and run through Friday.

 
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booker_1986
Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 1:58 pm
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Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: September 25, 2011 8:19 pm
 

NBA postpones camps, cancels preseason games

I'm still trying to figure out why people continue to post negative comments about this topic, is it because the maajority of the players are "black" or is it because you really don't like the game of basketball....I'm willing to bet it's the first choice, as frustrating as this is I think most people tend to forget that this is a business and like most businesses things like this happen, my advice is for those that continue to post racist and negative comments if you don't like the game of basketball why even bother to comment, stick with the sport you love and leave the sport of basketball for the "REAL FANS".



Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 8:29 am
 

NBA postpones camps, cancels preseason games

IMAGINE LABRON JAMES, CARMELO ANTHONY, AND KOBE BRYANT IN A WALMART UNIFORM GREETING CUSTOMERS AS THEY COME IN AND HOW SWEET THIS WOULD BE TO SEE.....LET STERN KNOW WE DON'T CARE IF THE NBA PLAYS EVER AGAIN. WE CAN FIND PLENTY TO DO DURING THE MONTHS WHEN THE NBA WOULD HAVE BEEN.



Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 8:24 am
 

NBA postpones camps, cancels preseason games

it seems that we let idiots run our government. do we have to continue to be the idiots they so love to govern. LET THE NBA CANCEL and let them understand that this was their final mistake and now let them have to go find jobs like the rest of us and let them have to sit and think wow we had it made and got too greedy. maybe we should have just shut the fuck up and played the game for the fans who were nice enough to pay to see us.



Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 8:17 am
 

NBA postpones camps, cancels preseason games

does anyone here realize that the nba owners and the nba players all think we are chumps and that we will always be there for them and have our hard earned or maybe not so hard earned money just waiting for them. we pay for their fancy cars and mansions and everything they have but yet as i sit and watch david stern with that arrogant look on his face and labron james with that big obnoxious smile on his face when he didn't even go to college but yet continues to have that smile, you know the smile that anyone would have if they knew just like stern that what we think doesn't matter just that these peasants will always be there and so will their money will always be in our pockets. does anyone think when they turn on their expensive big screens in their 10 million dollar mansions that they even think for one second where it comes from? can we once and for all think about that big fat smile on sterns face and on labrons face when we decide whether to ever go to an nba game again and continue to let these guys who could care less about us talk about this "nba revenue" billions of dollars, like it is just there for them to fight over and not where it really is generated from. i grew up wathcing the nba and have always loved doing so but i say lets let ol jack nicholson show up to the laker games with no one else there if even for one game to finally show these arrogant unappreciating fat cats from where their rich lives are derivited from.......



Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 12:33 am
 

NBA postpones camps, cancels preseason games

Oh that notorious lebron james. He of the" i'll exercise my right to change teams. He should be shot. How dare he switch jobs. I know noone else in the entire world would change jobs and don't even get me started on moving to another city. He must be morally bankrupt. Jeeze people... live and let live. I hear such hateful comments. I guess fan is short for fanatic. I forget... How exactly is lebron a thug and what crimes did he commit. Except for those skinny jeans he has on in his commercial. I'm sorry but i just don't think a man should wear things like. Oh he's a fashion criminal. Now i get all the haters.



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:33 am
 

NBA postpones camps, cancels preseason games

I just wish they would get rid of the NBA all together! The NBA is full of thugs like LeBron!


bethmorgan
Since: Sep 24, 2011
Posted on: September 24, 2011 8:23 am
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Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2011 1:41 am
 

NBA postpones camps, cancels preseason games

Racism is so sad. I hate all the thugs and dunking etc. People who make these comments should just go watch nascar where athleticism is an afterthought, but money still is. Golfers and tennis players have no age restrictions but i digress. Oh yeah Obama, is he doing a good job? can't say, the republicans won't really let him do anything. Vrdoliac 29 anyone. I am not a racist, I'm a realist. White people are so confused that democrats are the party of black people that they fail to realize that they are the party of the common man. This is what is destroying america.  A white guy (who gets it) told me once that he was a democrat now, but after he graduates law school and makes more money, then he will become a republican. The nba is starting to get sketchy though. Not because of the dunking and athletecism, but because they put in a zone that allows less athletic players to compete.  A form of athletic discrimination as it were.



Since: Sep 23, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 10:36 pm
 

NBA postpones camps, cancels preseason games

If a tree falls in the woods but nobody is around, does it make a noise?  If the NBA doesn't play, do we really care?


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