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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Tue May 17, 2011 5:00 pm

Jennings is right. Even if it's not commercials or something everyone sees, you can make more through appearances, etc. in glamour markets.

But did LeBron really add sponsors? Market size aside, I thought The Decision took a pretty good hatchet to his Madison Avenue appeal. The only times I can remember seeing him on commercials this season were "What Should I do?" and his putrid State Farm ad. I must have missed something. Is he doing that well locally in Miami?
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 17, 2011 5:01 pm

IOW: the celeb types are always going to go where they want, no matter what. Meet Melo, who is the worst of them all.

The KD’s and CP3’s are going to do whatever they have to do to win.

The rest is filler.

That is why keeping the ONE bird rights guy under a cap smaller than the cap now (I mean Christ, the CAP was $60MM last year, not even the luxury tax) creates a huge obstacle in building a winner.

More mid-market teams are playoff contenders now than have been in ages. That said the minute this goes into effect OKC and Memphis and all the other teams with young talent are going to have to break up their cores. OKC is going to get DESTROYED by this and they built that team the right and smart way every step of the way. Same with Portland.

If they do something like remove the Franchise guy from the cap figure it will help.

If they really boost the cap (I mean fucking hockey runs a gawd damn $59MM cap) maybe it works.

Amare would have stayed in Phoenix for the big money by the way, but his success and growth in NYC is undeniable.

I genuinely believe you have to strike a balance between the hard and soft caps. Going this far toward the hard cap is sheer lunacy and the only change from the $45MM figure in this second proposal from the owners was to phase it in over two years.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue May 17, 2011 5:02 pm

You think they get the lower hard cap and non-guaranteed deals? I have my doubts and it probably is some compromise. In a vacuum I agree as you lower team provided salary other income sources become more attractive percentage wise causing a material difference. There is no debating that mathematical proof.

Where I differ is that I don't think it effects the players who will see that material amount of endorsement money. Amare would still be in Phoenix because they would use the "franchise", they are going to make it that strong right, or whats the point.

Why aren't they just tweeking the Bird Rights, tweeking the revenue sharing, and killing some of the exceptions to make it a slighly harder soft cap (probably the end compromise). Every aspect of this owner proposal is retarded. Retarded beyond this little semantics debate. Wonder if this is even in the players negotiation zone of possible agreement.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 17, 2011 5:02 pm

Kingpin74 wrote:Jennings is right. Even if it's not commercials or something everyone sees, you can make more through appearances, etc. in glamour markets.

But did LeBron really add sponsors? Market size aside, I thought The Decision took a pretty good hatchet to his Madison Avenue appeal. The only times I can remember seeing him on commercials this season were "What Should I do?" and his putrid State Farm ad. Is he doing that well locally in Miami?


The Decision hurt his Q rating but he still draws eyes. He draws a shit ton of eyes. The guy has had 700K cameras following him since The Decision all day every day.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue May 17, 2011 5:10 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:More mid-market teams are playoff contenders now than have been in ages. That said the minute this goes into effect OKC and Memphis and all the other teams with young talent are going to have to break up their cores. OKC is going to get DESTROYED by this and they built that team the right and smart way every step of the way. Same with Portland.


Bible right there. Make no mistake I don't advocate Gilbert's idea, or this owners' proposal. I was just arguing a tangent point. If the NBA allows ^ to happen by having a HARD HARD cap they are no better then the NFL.

Fuck the NFL and the complexity and FAKENESS of their contract terms. Allow the soft cap with less focus on player movement from team-to-team (MLE's, TPE's, S&T's and BAE's), and more focused on maintaining your well drafted/constructed teams/players. You'll never stop the Melo's and Sooperteam omegas, just make it harder and harder. The obviously gamed this CBA towards the end due to the complexity of the exceptions.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 17, 2011 5:21 pm

The key difference between the NBA and the NFL is that you can’t plug a 3rd round draft pick in to replace a star in the NBA.

The systems just don’t mesh.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue May 17, 2011 5:35 pm

^Heard. Indivdual components/skill level of 5 vs 22. Want to see good player selection rewarded, without the constant mechinations lack of continuity a true hard cap forces. Does Pittspuke keep Holmes all other things being equal? Too many NFL moves are forced, beef up player retention, more loyalty/longevity for the fanbase.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Tue May 17, 2011 5:55 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:IOW: the celeb types are always going to go where they want, no matter what. Meet Melo, who is the worst of them all.

The KD’s and CP3’s are going to do whatever they have to do to win.


You're not seeing how this is interconnected? I'll channel my inner pup and say that Lebron and Melo figured out what they had to do to win.

More mid-market teams are playoff contenders now than have been in ages. That said the minute this goes into effect OKC and Memphis and all the other teams with young talent are going to have to break up their cores. OKC is going to get DESTROYED by this and they built that team the right and smart way every step of the way. Same with Portland.


Miami has two and a half superstars, zilch elsewhere, and a coach that can't get the offense out of a half-court iso set and they have as good a chance of winning the title as anyone else in the conference finals. Give them an offseason or two to fill in the supporting cast and a coach that can play to their strengths, and meanwhile New York is doing the same around Melo and Amare. Guess what happens to OKC, Portland, and Memphis's core once they discover their new role is to play the Glide Blazers and Mailman Stockton Jazz to the Superfriends of the East.

If they really boost the cap (I mean fucking hockey runs a gawd damn $59MM cap) maybe it works.


The NBA is right around there right now and there are franchises pleading poverty. The NHL is closer to the NFL than the NBA, its easier to market your non-superstar team when your seasonal success doesn't completely rest on superstars.

Amare would have stayed in Phoenix for the big money by the way, but his success and growth in NYC is undeniable.


And I'm sure the younger players aren't learning anything from this.

I genuinely believe you have to strike a balance between the hard and soft caps. Going this far toward the hard cap is sheer lunacy and the only change from the $45MM figure in this second proposal from the owners was to phase it in over two years.


By your own arguments, the mid-markets are still fucked.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 17, 2011 6:07 pm

Yes, two of the three youngest teams in the playoffs (the other was Indy) are mid-market teams, haven’t even started to touch their upside and they are fucked because Miami is going to add more Vet min players and New York (who is capped out beyond capped out) is magically going to find role players. You do realize that getting rid of the MLE fucks those teams completely? Right? Or wait, are they going to trade Joel Anthony and Bibby for a real player?

You’ve just gone fucking insane.

Can’t even enjoy the rise of a great run from mid-markets in the NBA. I return to LBJ butt fucking you has turned you into a bitter lunatic.

And yeah, KD and CP3 are JUST like LBJ and Melo. You’ve got me….

Fucking Christ man, just stop.

You hate the sport and want to turn it into the NFL when that is impossible. Great. We get it, move on.

If LBJ was doing what he thought he needed to do to win he would have gone to Chicago.

Melo never mentioned winning in his trade demands, he’s a prima donna that married one and just wanted to be in NYC.

You want a Kleenex?

I’m done logically laying out why you have to find a middle ground between a ridiculously set up hard cap and a soft cap.

And geezes fucking Christ you are going to talk about franchises crying poverty because of the salary cap? Revenue sharing and the salary cap staying where it is changes the entire financial landscape, as I dare you to look at how far over the cap teams are right now.

I’m out, go back to sitting in your box pouting about how OKC can never win a title.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby jb » Tue May 17, 2011 9:43 pm

Kingpin74 wrote:Jennings is right. Even if it's not commercials or something everyone sees, you can make more through appearances, etc. in glamour markets.

But did LeBron really add sponsors? Market size aside, I thought The Decision took a pretty good hatchet to his Madison Avenue appeal. The only times I can remember seeing him on commercials this season were "What Should I do?" and his putrid State Farm ad. I must have missed something. Is he doing that well locally in Miami?



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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby Orenthal » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:28 am

Another good chat with Larry Coon on the NBA CBA.

http://theclevelandfan.com/boards/index ... &start=200


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Right now the owners are asking for a $45 million hard cap, but of course in any negotiation both sides start out asking for the moon and the stars, and slowly work their way somewhere in the middle. In the end, I think we'll end up with a cap that's "harder," but not a true hard cap (i.e., a cap with zero exceptions).

The league also appears to recognize that the superstar players deserve to make the lion's share of the money, and appear to be trying to shape some of the rules (such as their version of a franchise tag) to ensure that these players are taken care of.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:32 am

NBA had meetings yesterday and the negotiations were reportedly productive and fluid.

Two days of meetings scheduled for June 7-8.

Yesterday was productive enough Hunter backed down from his “99.9% stoppage” remark
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:12 pm

Kingpin74 wrote:But did LeBron really add sponsors? Market size aside, I thought The Decision took a pretty good hatchet to his Madison Avenue appeal. The only times I can remember seeing him on commercials this season were "What Should I do?" and his putrid State Farm ad. I must have missed something. Is he doing that well locally in Miami?


According to a Wall Street Journal study published just before the James-driven free-agent frenzy began last July, metrics that measure a player's monetary worth by comparing his salary to his impact on success dictated that Curry should have owed the Knicks $1.3 million. But the cream of the NBA crop are delivering bang for their bucks -- no one more so than James.

Based on basketball alone, the report stated that James should have been paid approximately $43 million annually based on his last season in Cleveland. Wade was valued at $29.4 million for 2009-10, and Bosh at $20.5 million.

As it was, all three players took less than the maximum salary allowed in order to play together, with James and Bosh earning $14.5 million in the first year of their six-year deals while Wade came in at $14.2. And that was before the business side was even taken into account.

The impact began last summer, when season-ticket sales in cities that were on James' possible list of free-agent destinations saw significant spikes despite the uncertainty about where he would eventually land. The "Heatles," as James dubbed the hoops rock stars during the season, led the league in crowds on the road (an average of 19,447) while captivating the masses in record-breaking numbers on local and national television all season long.

...

One industry source estimates that James and Wade will drive approximately $800 million in retail sales (jerseys, posters etc.) this season.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/w ... index.html

And that's not even getting into his personal stuff, just his impact on league finances with Wade
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby leadpipe » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:03 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:
Kingpin74 wrote:But did LeBron really add sponsors? Market size aside, I thought The Decision took a pretty good hatchet to his Madison Avenue appeal. The only times I can remember seeing him on commercials this season were "What Should I do?" and his putrid State Farm ad. I must have missed something. Is he doing that well locally in Miami?


According to a Wall Street Journal study published just before the James-driven free-agent frenzy began last July, metrics that measure a player's monetary worth by comparing his salary to his impact on success dictated that Curry should have owed the Knicks $1.3 million. But the cream of the NBA crop are delivering bang for their bucks -- no one more so than James.

Based on basketball alone, the report stated that James should have been paid approximately $43 million annually based on his last season in Cleveland. Wade was valued at $29.4 million for 2009-10, and Bosh at $20.5 million.

As it was, all three players took less than the maximum salary allowed in order to play together, with James and Bosh earning $14.5 million in the first year of their six-year deals while Wade came in at $14.2. And that was before the business side was even taken into account.

The impact began last summer, when season-ticket sales in cities that were on James' possible list of free-agent destinations saw significant spikes despite the uncertainty about where he would eventually land. The "Heatles," as James dubbed the hoops rock stars during the season, led the league in crowds on the road (an average of 19,447) while captivating the masses in record-breaking numbers on local and national television all season long.

...

One industry source estimates that James and Wade will drive approximately $800 million in retail sales (jerseys, posters etc.) this season.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/w ... index.html

And that's not even getting into his personal stuff, just his impact on league finances with Wade


Udonis Haslem mentioned in an interview on the LeBatard show, that Lebron and Wade said that they would include him in some of their endorsement deals - to make up for the money lost by signing back with them. Pretyy much inferred that endorsement $ was "growing on trees," not only cause of their star power, but because of the attraction of the team as a whole.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:10 pm

Sounds about right. Also just read that LBJ is starting his own luxury everything store in Miami called "Unknown" or "UNKNWN" not sure which.

http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/2011/06/0 ... own-store/
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:01 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:NBA had meetings yesterday and the negotiations were reportedly productive and fluid.

Two days of meetings scheduled for June 7-8.

Yesterday was productive enough Hunter backed down from his “99.9% stoppage” remark


Interesting. Put that together with how the playoffs have been going, and then this quote from Dwight Howard while putting down the rumor he was going to extend his contract with the Magic:

"I'm not trying to run behind nobody like Shaq or be behind someone else," Howard said, referencing Shaquille O'Neal's decision to leave Orlando after the 1995-96 season and join with Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I want to start my own path and I want people to follow my path and not just follow somebody else's path."


Hmm. And then there's this:

One industry source estimates that James and Wade will drive approximately $800 million in retail sales (jerseys, posters etc.) this season.


How much of that money is getting back to Howard, or Kevin Durant, or Derrick Rose, or Chris Paul?

All in all, very interesting.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:06 pm

One of the biggest points about the meetings going better made by the union reps (all in a Yahoo article, Spears not Woj) was that the bigger markets seemed to be more openly approaching the revenue sharing angle. Which is interesting when LA, Miami, Dallas and Cleveland were the owners there and LA was also repped.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:08 pm

Also mentioned in the Amick piece and elsewhere is the it looks like the Owners are going to do right and pay the stars while cutting the floor out on the middle and lower tier guys.
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e0y2e3 wrote:Also mentioned in the Amick piece and elsewhere is the it looks like the Owners are going to do right and pay the stars while cutting the floor out on the middle and lower tier guys.


If they cut the floor out from under middle and lower tier guys here in Cleveland the fucking basement better be huge. At least big enough to hold the entire roster anyway.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

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http://www.hoopsworld.com/chat.asp?chat ... s=Inactive

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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:15 pm

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Wizards offering 3 year price freeze, John Wall auto & 10 month interest free plan to season tix holders who commit by 6/23

What is TMLP offering?
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

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What is TMLP offering?


A casino across the street
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

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Wizards offering 3 year price freeze, John Wall auto & 10 month interest free plan to season tix holders who commit by 6/23

What is TMLP offering?


A casino across the street


A no de-roided Rashard Lewis guarantee.
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Unread postby Kingpin74 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:34 pm

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Wizards offering 3 year price freeze, John Wall auto & 10 month interest free plan to season tix holders who commit by 6/23

What is TMLP offering?


At the renewal deadline in March, they offered like $200 in Continental Airlines gift certificates or an ipod or something like that. In other words, nowhere close to the cash I'll save cherrypicking tickets to my 30 or so games on Flash Seats or Stub Hub. I offered to renew if they gave me court club access or significant concession stand coupons ($1-$2K in ticket face value but probably less than a quarter of that in real dollars to them) but they said no way. So I bailed on the season tix. They've only dropped prices about 9% from the LeBron era, unacceptable.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:22 am

Maintaining the March renewal deadline may be the single most arrogant thing TMLP has done during his reign of stroking his own cock.

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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby swerb » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:57 am

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Wizards offering 3 year price freeze, John Wall auto & 10 month interest free plan to season tix holders who commit by 6/23

What is TMLP offering?


At the renewal deadline in March, they offered like $200 in Continental Airlines gift certificates or an ipod or something like that. In other words, nowhere close to the cash I'll save cherrypicking tickets to my 30 or so games on Flash Seats or Stub Hub. I offered to renew if they gave me court club access or significant concession stand coupons ($1-$2K in ticket face value but probably less than a quarter of that in real dollars to them) but they said no way. So I bailed on the season tix. They've only dropped prices about 9% from the LeBron era, unacceptable.

The secondary market for tickets online has changed the game with the way teams have to look at season ticket holders, for the reasons Kingpin mentioned, and others.

Why pay for 41 games, plus full price for exhibition games, when you can wait till the last second and buy tickets for less than face online, and pick the games you want to go to as your schedule changes?

Thing with the Cavs though - Gilbert also owns Flash Seats. And makes 20% from the seller on those transactions. So he's less inclined to give a shit.

Thing is now though, as a sports franchise, you have to do a lot more to provide value for your season ticket holders outside of the tickets themselves. The Columbus Blue Jackets really started to face this dilemma a couple years ago. They did a great job last season doing new things for season ticket holders. Meet and greets and autographs sessions with the players, season ticket holder events, deeper discounts on ticket, parking and food vouchers, and priority ticket access for other events at Nationwide Arena.

TMLP has done none of that. We have season tickets at my bank. There are next to no value addeds.

Again, owning Flash Seats gives him more leverage, and it was a smart play from the business side of things. TMLP is no dummy. And winning the Flash Seats v. Ticketmaster lawsuit was huge for him.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:55 pm

The secondary market for tickets online has changed the game with the way teams have to look at season ticket holders, for the reasons Kingpin mentioned, and others.

Why pay for 41 games, plus full price for exhibition games, when you can wait till the last second and buy tickets for less than face online, and pick the games you want to go to as your schedule changes?

Thing with the Cavs though - Gilbert also owns Flash Seats. And makes 20% from the seller on those transactions. So he's less inclined to give a shit.

Thing is now though, as a sports franchise, you have to do a lot more to provide value for your season ticket holders outside of the tickets themselves. The Columbus Blue Jackets really started to face this dilemma a couple years ago. They did a great job last season doing new things for season ticket holders. Meet and greets and autographs sessions with the players, season ticket holder events, deeper discounts on ticket, parking and food vouchers, and priority ticket access for other events at Nationwide Arena.

TMLP has done none of that. We have season tickets at my bank. There are next to no value addeds.

Again, owning Flash Seats gives him more leverage, and it was a smart play from the business side of things. TMLP is no dummy. And winning the Flash Seats v. Ticketmaster lawsuit was huge for him.


Re: the Blue Jackets, absolutely. That's what you have to do these days. The Tribe offered a free suite for a game, 2 free club seats to a game, a 20% team shop discount, a 20 plus % discount from single game pricing, and they let you exchange unused tickets for future tickets depending on availability. And even with all that, StubHub still could come out cheaper over 81 games (albeit with much more work involved).

Re: Gilbert owning Flash Seats, that's true but I'd have to think it would cannibalize him a little. And wouldn't you want to do as much as possible to get season ticket holders in the building buying food, booze, merchandise, etc.? I'm as die hard as it gets but I'm sure 7-8 games that I'd otherwise attend with season tickets will fall by the wayside now that I gave them up.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:16 pm

No Players counter proposal today.

Lockout will be voted on at upcoming BoG meeting and we will officially hit lock-out land.
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Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:03 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:No Players counter proposal today.

Lockout will be voted on at upcoming BoG meeting and we will officially hit lock-out land.


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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:13 pm

Lock-out official.

And for those of you that buy the BS numbers Stern is dropping:

http://deadspin.com/5816870/exclusive-h ... llion-loss

and http://sbn.to/jKBtkG

are must reads.
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Unread postby Kingpin74 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:34 pm

This will be just like '99, no need to panic:

1. Lots of tough talk on both sides.

2. Players can't make payments on their 8 Bentleys.

3. Deal reached around whatever self-imposed deadline they come up with.

4. Sloppy 50-60 game season played.

5. Rinse and repeat next time.
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Unread postby Orenthal » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:44 pm

The plan is to get guys with motors. :thumb up:

On 'KNR right now is the Kings play-by-play guy...
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:03 pm

NBA Owners tried to sneak this absurd news by at 5PM on a Friday:

http://ken-berger.blogs.cbssports.com/m ... 3/30788557

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2011/7/22/2 ... e-salaries

Add in the fun fact that inflation adjusted salaries were higher!!!! in 2000-2001 than they were this year on the average and you get a load of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also the league made enough money the NBA is going to owe players additional money held in escrow, which means they will be funding the plays just south of $200MM to be locked out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby Orenthal » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:50 am

I got tired of looking for the NBA Lockout thread and a new topic might get one response, but thought this was interesting.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nb ... d/1842787/
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Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:26 pm

And here I thought this thread came back from the dead with Sacramento getting shivved by the Maloofs.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon May 06, 2013 1:36 pm

Look, I get that all sports are run by slimy fucks that have no concern about parity, right or wrong or anything else....

BUT....

If this is true...

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/06/539843 ... s-nba.html

Stern can fuck himself. He'll go from being a pseudo hero in terms of what he did (even with this last lockout and it's load of shit) to the anti-christ in my mind. To kill a part of a season for parity and to save the small market and then LET A SMALL MARKET KEEP IT'S TEAM BECAUSE IT GAVE MONEY BACK TO THE BIG MARKETS?!?!

Fuck that.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon May 06, 2013 1:38 pm

And if I ever, ever, ever read a load of bullshit anywhere on the internet about Dan Gilbert leading the charge to save the world via parity when anyone with an IQ over six can smell a money grab again my head will explode.

Instantly, explode.

Just like if I had to ever read Pros again.
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Unread postby jb » Mon May 06, 2013 3:11 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Look, I get that all sports are run by slimy fucks that have no concern about parity, right or wrong or anything else....

BUT....

If this is true...

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/06/539843 ... s-nba.html

Stern can fuck himself. He'll go from being a pseudo hero in terms of what he did (even with this last lockout and it's load of shit) to the anti-christ in my mind. To kill a part of a season for parity and to save the small market and then LET A SMALL MARKET KEEP IT'S TEAM BECAUSE IT GAVE MONEY BACK TO THE BIG MARKETS?!?!

Fuck that.



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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon May 06, 2013 3:21 pm

The committee voting to keep Sacremento in town pretty much means it's a done deal once the other owners get to vote.

Like, if the other owners went against Stern's committee heards would roll.
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby TouchEmAllTime » Thu May 16, 2013 2:45 pm

I wanted to see Seattle get the team, why did the owners want to keep it in Sac-town?
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Re: tired twoa/nba business rant

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Tue May 21, 2013 4:32 pm

TouchEmAllTime wrote:I wanted to see Seattle get the team, why did the owners want to keep it in Sac-town?


Because the going rate on flyover country franchises just jumped from $350 million to $525 million.
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Tue May 21, 2013 4:52 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:The committee voting to keep Sacremento in town pretty much means it's a done deal once the other owners get to vote.

Like, if the other owners went against Stern's committee heards would roll.


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