Alpe d'Huez wrote:Plenty of blame goes to Hunter as well. No doubt. I think when the NFL was locked out, inside both sides knew they had to give at least some. With the NBA, it seems like no one wants to give a single penny. It's almost as bad as Congress.
ImmaculateKadence wrote:I have trouble embracing an entire season of NCAA basketball; it bores me. They need to eliminate 10 seconds from the shot clock, create a sense of urgency in the games. After that, move the 3 point line back some; they all take shots from 3ft behind it anyway
Alpe d'Huez wrote:I also believe the league could contract by 2-4 teams, cut the playoffs by a quarter, cut the pre-season in half, and maybe even cut the season by 10 games or more. But the owners won't do these.
on3m@n@rmy wrote:Those would be improvements for the NCAA MBB.
But in regard to the NBA, 81 games of players not caring too much about the outcomes some of the time bores me. I recall a Charles Barkley comment after loss in January when he was with Phoenix. It went something like, "It's just a January game". The implication was that the loss didn't matter at that time of the year. The cause IMO is too many games, too much travel, players too tired to put out 100% every game. The only time I will watch the NBA anymore is during playoffs when players WILL put out a full effort. The solution would be to shorten the 6 month season (7 with playoffs) by about 1 game a week. That would be about 26 games. Getting everyone to agree on reducing revenues would be impossible though.
Alpe d'Huez wrote:Also, as I count it, the NBA has the longest season of all, especially when you consider the pre-season. The league play starts on November 1st, they play games every day, and the post-season lasts into late June, with nearly two months of playoff games. The pre-season often starts in late September, and that doesn't include summer league play. All this means the only month the NBA doesn't seem to play some sort of ball or other is July. And actually the last lock-out shortened year the post-season stretched into July. Talk about a watered down, worn out product.
Oldman wrote:...Of course I'm in Seattle and the NBA moved our franchise to...can't remember. Hoping Clay Bennett is choking on lost revenue; the lying sack of sh*t.
MarkvW wrote:I'm enjoying the labor unrest more than I enjoy the NBA season.
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