The 7 - Basketball - Could an extended lockout threaten the very existence of the NBA?
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ekedolphin Scrapple Level: 142 Posts: 4723/5683 EXP: 34353007 For next: 615508 Since: 12.1.02 From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 2 days # 1 Posted on 10.11.11 0506.07 Reposted on: 10.11.18 0510.02 A question that I've been pondering lately (as it seems there will be no 2011-12 NBA season), and one that I don't think I've seen answered yet in the media, is the one on the thread title. If this season is canceled, and the 2012-13 season is jeopardized, could this lockout signify the end of the 65-year-old National Basketball Association? I know it's a bit early to play Chicken Little, but I'm honestly curious. (edited by ekedolphin on 12.11.11 0536) Promote this thread!
Matt Tracker Scrapple Level: 136 Posts: 3733/5287 EXP: 29648943 For next: 448049 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 8 days Last activity: 10 hours # 2 Posted on 10.11.11 0810.46 Reposted on: 10.11.18 0811.58 I think it's much more likely we'd see a radical reduction of teams before the whole league dies.
Llakor Landjager Level: 65 Posts: 820/930 EXP: 2275900 For next: 59740 Since: 2.1.02 From: Montreal, Quebec, CANADA Since last post: 2324 days Last activity: 2315 days # 3 Posted on 11.11.11 0823.50 Reposted on: 11.11.18 0829.01 A full year lockout didn't kill the NHL and that was a league on much shakier grounds than the NBA - for one thing the NBA has a much better TV deal. Also it's a lock-out not a strike, so the owners can end it anytime they want to.
redsoxnation Scrapple Level: 159 Posts: 7391/7534 EXP: 51642603 For next: 168267 Since: 24.7.02 Since last post: 2241 days Last activity: 2241 days # 4 Posted on 11.11.11 0824.05 Reposted on: 11.11.18 0829.02 Eventually, deep down, you know he had to be lurking around trying to find a way into this. http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/play_of_the_zeke_NgFlatcdg5Vc76DKNuBNuK If the union wants to have minimal public support, having Isiah lead a coup would be an ideal starting point.
DrDirt Banger Level: 102 Posts: 2564/2743 EXP: 10936651 For next: 153354 Since: 8.10.03 From: flyover country Since last post: 664 days Last activity: 566 days # 5 Posted on 11.11.11 1423.42 Reposted on: 11.11.18 1425.10 Originally posted by Llakor A full year lockout didn't kill the NHL and that was a league on much shakier grounds than the NBA - for one thing the NBA has a much better TV deal. Also it's a lock-out not a strike, so the owners can end it anytime they want to. It wouldn't die. but I think it's important to point out that IMO NHL fans are much more fanatic per capita than NBA fans.
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