NBA Officially Postpones Camps and Cancels Pre-Season Games

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  1. Vyb

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    Not happy. :facepalm:


    NEW YORK -- The NBA has postponed training camps indefinitely and canceled 43 preseason games because it has not reached a new labor deal with players.

    The league announced Friday that all games from Oct. 9-15 are off and further decisions will be made as warranted. Camps were expected to open Oct. 3.

    The cancellations were expected after the latest meeting between owners and players Thursday ended without a collective bargaining agreement. Both sides still hope the entire regular season, scheduled to begin Nov. 1, can be saved.

    "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 pf preseason games," NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "We will make further decisions as warranted."

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7008269/nba-postpones-camps-cancels-43-preseason-games
     
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    i just heard if a deal is not done in 2 weeks they have to start cancelling real games.....WTF!!
     
  3. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    The NBA players and owners are way further apart on key issues than the NFL ever was. This one is going to be for the long haul.
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    You guys thinking there'll be no season this year at all?
     
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    50 game season starting in january?
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Yeah like 98-99. I bet you're right.
     
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    GHP New Member Banned User

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    The NBA is the elite of the elite, and they're having union issues wtf
     
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    isn't there a salary cap of something like $90 million per team in the NBA? thats a hell of a lot for 14 guys.
     
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    thats why half the owners are losing money....and i believe them
     
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    The main problem with the NBA is their salary cap is easily circumvented. The Knicks were like 40 million over the salary cap limit for 5 straight years. There are too many exceptions to it. They also don't have as much profit sharing as MLB does between large and small market teams, so the small market teams are on their own and can't compete.

    I'm guessing at least half the season is lost, if not the entire season.
     
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    If there were no NBA season, I wouldn't notice.
     
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    ^ This


    I don't watch the B-Ball.
     
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    :slapping:
     
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    mattyfishrip197 Well-Known Member

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    the commissioner and the 3 other horseman of the apocalypse are coming for some nuccas
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    yep