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Old 08-02-2011, 09:10 PM   #121 (permalink)
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God the NBA is such a joke when it comes to the big 4 in major sports in NA
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NA?
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:45 PM   #123 (permalink)
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i really want to hear how the court responds to this part:

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Finally, the league's lawsuit also makes an attempt to secure support for massive salary reform should the union dissolve. The NBA asked the court to declare that such a decertification would in turn void all existing player contracts because they're guided by the union's involvement in the old CBA. Without a union and a collective bargaining relationship, the league argued, the terms and conditions of those previously negotiated contracts would not apply.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:59 AM   #124 (permalink)
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North America.
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:02 AM   #125 (permalink)
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North America.
Haaahhh, then i completely disagree. lol
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:10 AM   #126 (permalink)
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Haaahhh, then i completely disagree. lol
I rank the NBA 3rd. I know this is a Canadian based board so I have to be careful but the NHL is generally considered the 4th wheel of the big 4 leagues on the US side of the border.

The NFL is clearly the king while most people agree that MLB has a slight edge on the NBA although if people think the NBA business model is broken then I don't know what you can say about a league that has no cap, no max salaries or no limit to contract length. At least in the NBA, you can see OKC or SA be championship contenders. You just aren't going to see that from Pittsburgh, San Diego, Oakland or Kansas City as well as a host of others in MLB.
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I rank the NBA 3rd. I know this is a Canadian based board so I have to be careful but the NHL is generally considered the 4th wheel of the big 4 leagues on the US side of the border.

The NFL is clearly the king while most people agree that MLB has a slight edge on the NBA although if people think the NBA business model is broken then I don't know what you can say about a league that has no cap, no max salaries or no limit to contract length. At least in the NBA, you can see OKC or SA be championship contenders. You just aren't going to see that from Pittsburgh, San Diego, Oakland or Kansas City as well as a host of others in MLB.

I just read an article that said Hockey was 5th tied with PGA Golf and behind Nascar.

NFL
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PGA-NHL
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:17 AM   #128 (permalink)
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I just read an article that said Hockey was 5th tied with PGA Golf and behind Nascar.

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Woah then it must be true!
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:38 AM   #129 (permalink)
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:56 AM   #130 (permalink)
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Dwyer responds to the owners move to go to court - ball don't lie
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This is likely in clear response to the NFL lockout, one that saw the NFL's player union decertify in order to file unfair labor practice suits against the NFL, leaving it up to an individual judge to rule against the NFL as he saw fit. It was a sound move; the judge in question didn't appreciate the way the NFL was acting in its own lockout, and said as much. It sped up the NFL's labor impasse and drew negative attention to a league that was making more money than ever while claiming massive losses.

Not unlike the NBA, which features a litany of combative owners who have to get their own collective house in order in terms of revenue sharing among large- and small-market teams. Especially before the league can (rightfully) take it to the players and secure a more even brand of revenue splitting between teams and their on-court employees. The NBA saw where the NFL "failed" (you know -- saving the season and coming up with a financial solution that made everyone happy while helping the U.S. economy create more jobs in one of its toughest eras in American history), and wanted to prevent such a slide.
Good for them. Those greedy men.

David Stern complained Monday that the players were "at the same place" that they were in late June, the last time the two sides met to discuss a new CBA. Well, yeah. That's sort of what happens when you leave someone at the same place for a month with no contact and no incentive to move. Complaining about a lack of substantive progress after a month-long wall of silence is a ridiculous tactic, but as has long been the case with Stern, he's been able to ably play the martyr card as he defends his 29 owners. You want a different place, David? Schedule a meeting for July 5, next time. Work for the good of the game. Try to give those arena ushers and hot dog venders 41 nights of work next year.

Instead, Stern and his owners took the month off, knowing that the players had no incentive to negotiate during that spell. The players showed the same abject lack of concern, and showed up with little to offer on Monday. And the owners, because intelligence and pettiness don't have to be mutually exclusive, beat the players to the punch with these unfair labor practice charges.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:22 PM   #131 (permalink)
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NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said "We're $800 million apart per year"
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Chris Paul is a little nut punching whiner, that got coach Byron Scott fired, and the Hornets have stunk ever since.

Derek Fisher is a wannabe Mob Boss in the NBA's co-partner Laker's organization.

Etan Thomas and Roger Mason are basically retired.

James Jones gets hurt more then he plays.

Matt Bonner is, well Matt Bonner

Maurice Evans was a Laker

Keyon Dooling wanted to be on the Lakers very badly, but was ever stuck on the Clippers

THESE GUYS ARE IN CHARGE OF GETTING THE NBA FIXED, you have got to be kidding
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #134 (permalink)
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NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said "We're $800 million apart per year"
that's not all he said...

Billy Hunter expects entire NBA season to be canceled - ESPN

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Players Association executive director Billy Hunter says the 2011-12 NBA season will likely be canceled entirely because the commissioner's negotiating leeway is in danger of being undermined by a group of hard-line owners.

"The circumstances have changed among [David Stern's] constituency," Hunter told a group of lawyers Wednesday, as quoted in the Baltimore Sun. "In the last six or seven years, there is a new group of owners to come in who paid a premium for their franchises, and what they're doing is kind of holding his feet to the fire."

Hunter told an American Bar Association conference that if he "had to bet on it", he would wager that there will be no NBA season.

"We're $800 million apart per year," Hunter said Wednesday, adding, "something has to happen that both of us can use as leverage to save face."
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Matt Boner "The NHL has the worst CBA in the history of sports"
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:47 PM   #136 (permalink)
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I hope to play like 40 games this year. I really loved the last short season when the Knicks came out of nowhere to make it to the finals. Raptors actually made a playoff push as well.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:20 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Matt Boner "The NHL has the worst CBA in the history of sports"
Only because the NBA no longer has one.
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Only because the NBA no longer has one.
I'm pretty sure "the history of sports" encompasses all CBA's ever put together.

What part of "History" don't you understand?
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What else does Matt Boner tell you?
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