- 10/02/2011, 09:36PM ET
...the best policy said 10/02, 09:36 PM
Well, they don't. The MLB Playoffs are in full swing, the NFL season is rocking, college football is still great, and there are other options out there for those who want them.
The NBA? Does anyone really care?
hellhound said 10/02, 10:29 PM
That is not quite true.
It is true that most fans of the nba are also fans of other sports, and those sports are exciting enough that the fans don't miss the nba.
It is also true that most of the stars don't miss the nba as they can simply play overseas.
Most of the people who don't like the nba don't really care anyway.
But there is one group of people who DO care. And that group of people is: David Stern (yes, he counts as a group of people. Have you seen pictures of him recently?). David Stern misses the nba, without it he doesn't really matter at all.
...the best policy said 10/03, 05:38 PM
The best part of the NBA season, much like baseball, is the off-season, what with the free agent signings, NBA draft, and blockbuster trades.
That has not happened this year. The crickets have been chirping, and no one has seemed to care.
Once the season actually starts, nobody really pays attention anyways until the playoffs, and really, maybe the conference finals.
No one cares. The labor dispute right now is between a bunch of spoiled white multimillionaires (the owners) and a bunch of spoiled, mostly black millionaires (the players).
I hope the strike goes on for a couple of seasons. I haven't cared about the NBA since guys like Jordan and Stockton left.
hellhound said 10/03, 05:56 PM
The best part of the season by definition cannot be the offseason, as that is not part of the actual season. If it was, it wouldn't be off-season. Anywho, I prefer actual play in ANY sport over the off-season.
I do have to admit that there are basketball fans who do truly care once the season starts. I only casually follow basketball, but there are much more hardcore fans. But, as it would still be off-season ANYWAY, that doesn't really apply here.
In response to "no one cares": I already said that David Stern cares. You haven't disproved that. In addition, not all the owners are spoiled white multimillionaires, and not all the players are spoiled black millionaires. Some owners are black and some players are white. To say otherwise is false.
In all seriousness, though...this strike is going to cause nothing but pain for the nba. When the season rolls around, and the owners and commissioner and players realize that people really don't care as much as they thought they did, some work will get done. But not until then. We saw this with the NHL, and we'll see it again here. The people involved need to wake up.
hellhound said 10/04, 06:21 PM
I can't argue against that.
I'm guessing there will not be an nba season this year, I don't think the sides are close enough together to get their act together in time.
I'm also guessing that there will be one next year, as both sides will realize that the cost of continuing the lockout is worse financially than any deal. I don't see the NBA recovering from a lockout easily.
ok, that's it.
not sure what else to say here...
Also, the Rangers are going to the ALCS. Woo.
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