Tuesday, October 4, 2011

locked out

Does anyone care if the the entire NBA seasons gets cancelled? I don't.

No sympathy here for either side. The regular season's too long, ticket prices are too high, there are only a few players (like Kevin Durant) who I was looking forward to watching, and too many cities have teams that probably won't realistically compete for a championship over the next decaade.

I mean, really: New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Toronto, Indiana, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington, New Orleans, Memphis, Houston, Denver, Portland, Utah, Minnesota, Phoenix, Golden State, the Clippers, and Sacramento. Count 'em: That's 22 of the NBA's 30 teams, and none of them are considered to have a serious shot at even making their respective conference finals next year. Come the year 2020, almost none of them will have made it to as far as the conference finals. Maybe the Knicks, but they're still a long way off.

As far as I'm concerned, most NBA fans around the country are already locked out!

Why should I care who gets the bigger slice of the pie between the billionaire owners and the multi-millionaire players?

If the the season gets shortened and they end up working out a deal, that's fine with me. It's not like I can afford to go to any of the games anyway, and the season's boring until the last few months as it is.

Let the players lose some paychecks. Let the owners take some losses. And let the fans find other things to do with their time and money. What a joke.

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