Thursday, September 22, 2011

NBA lockout poisons the preseason



Save your preseason ticket money folks, the exhibition games, or at least the first two weeks of them are scheduled to be postponed.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports, NBA Commish David Stern (stern is an understatement) will formerly cancel the first two weeks of training camp and preseason games tomorrow.

The collective bargaining agreement expired on July 1, 2011 resulting in this [stupid] lockout. Since then no accord has been met between Stern, the owners and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

Bob Cousy (83), the original founder/president of the NBPA has just about had enough of these shenanigans. I heard he was on his way to Manhattan to show these youngin's some well needed perspective. To think, in 1954, the NBA had no health benefits, no pension plan, no minimum salary, and the average players salary was $8,000 a season.

Get over yourselves people and rock-scissor-paper this shit already! You owe it to the fans whose money helped provide a big chunk of that change you're all salivating for.

3 comments :

  1. Well said, Eric. I never root for anything Celtics, but I'd love to see Cousy tell everybody that none of them matter without the game and the fans.

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  2. Thanks Ezra. You said it, the game would've even exist without the fans.

    I wish the lockout would allow for bitter divorce mediators to end things in a civil manner and shut everyone up...at least mine did.

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