Welcome back, NBA. And welcome back, Indiana Pacers. The early-morning agreement Nov. 26 between the league and the players' union ensures the highest level of professional basketball will be played -- albeit under a shortened schedule. The great news for the Pacers -- one of the NBA's small-market franchises -- is that this tentative collective bargaining agreement, … [Read more...] about Welcome Back, Indiana Pacers
The spirit of Occupy Wall St. moves up to midtown tomorrow. The NBA lockout is alienating people left and right. If this continues, they'll keep losing fans en masse all the way to next season. If there's a season. New York state Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D- 14th district) will join New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets fans and season ticketholders tomorrow, Wednesday … [Read more...] about Knicks and Nets Ticket Holders Seek Refund, Protest NBA Lockout!
The NBA lockout is one of the worst things to ever happen to the league. At first, there was some public sympathy for the players, as it was not them, but the owners who were doing the "locking out." But since the players rejected the last offer; now they're vilified as well. Considering this comes off a season in which the league had record television ratings, this … [Read more...] about Financial Institution Provides Loans, Fiscal Planning to NBA Players During Lockout
I'm not even going to acknowledge the headlines from the NBA labor situation yesterday. I'm so effing sick of it. Sick of hearing about it; basically the whole league sucks at life. That's my take on the union de-certifying/David Stern's proposal/players rejecting it. Basically, in a year after record television ratings, the league is going to lose every casual fan they made … [Read more...] about Derrick Rose Premier Highlight Video; NBA Businessmen Suck at Life
It's about time we had some non-dreary and depressing NBA lockout news. Actually this is fun, comedic lockout news. NBA Commissioner David Stern issued a gag order on the labor situation. As you know, Michael Jordan broke that rule and was fined $100,000. The gag order prohibits Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban publicly discussing any aspect of the NBA labor … [Read more...] about Mark Cuban’s NBA Lockout Mouthpiece: Colbert SUPER Pac?
With the National Basketball Association (NBA) group of owners locking out their players this basketball season more sports fans are taking interest in terms like "revenue share," and "luxury tax." Terminology and topics usually reserved for the business section is now making its way to the front page of the sports section. In the wake of yesterday's epic fail of player-owner … [Read more...] about Disparity in NBA Player Salary Often Leads to Winning, Says Case Study
I hope you're ready to go "all in" (I bring that up because here in the Chicago sports world that phrase has a new double meaning, and it's associated with abject failure) with watching college basketball and hockey. Because abject failure describes exactly how the latest round of labor talks went yesterday. The NBA negotiations made zero progress, and it looks very likely … [Read more...] about Dear NBA, Why do You Suck So Much at Life? (Lockout Update)
NBA content is absolutely dying on the web these days. It's where web traffic goes to die. Stories on the painted decals of Michael Jordan's plane?? DON'T CARE!!!! It's gotten so bad that I almost posted a story about the Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert making an appearance on NBC's "Parks and Recreation." I encountered nothing else that was more exciting of NBA theme this week. … [Read more...] about The Skinny, no Anorexic, NBA Lockout Update