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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  24 responses

Report: Summer League Gets Cancelled

Summer League is (reportedly) dead. Long live Summer League. Via the NY Daily News: “In two more signs that the NBA is gearing up for a lockout starting July 1, the league has scrubbed its annual Las Vegas summer league and has also scuttled its annual summer internship program, according to league sources. The Las Vegas summer league normally starts around July 9, with upwards of 20 teams, including the Knicks, sending little-used veteran players and rookies to compete over a 10-day period. Also, the NBA usually hires about 30 college students to participate in a 10-week internship program in the league’s offices in New York and at the league’s entertainment division in Secaucus, N.J. In preparing for a lockout, the NBA is also not sending any teams abroad for training camp, and did not schedule any preseason games in Europe for this fall.”

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  • ripslam

    “Summer League is dead. Long live Summer League”. What?

  • JTaylor21

    F*ck DStern and the owners!

  • Riggs

    wtf my brother was going to apply for that internship program. dammit.

  • Keep

    @ripslam yah, shouldn’t it be something like “RIP Summer League”?

  • http://www.twitter.com/edthesportsfan Ed The Sports Fan

    This is the worst ever…

  • http://www.anaheimroyalty.com Anaheim Royals

    that’s too bad. always looked forward to seeing the incoming rookies play in the summer league. lockout, here we come.

  • Bruno

    damnnn!!! here comes the lockout

  • The black deron williams

    @ Ripslam and Keep: it’s a reference to the historic proverb “the king is dead, long live the king”

  • cbanta

    I guess I’m going to have to watch more baseball. Smmhh

  • burnt_chicken

    Stern rolling up the sleeves…shoot. I love looking at the rosters/box scores for the whatever-happened-to-? guys. I hope Billy slaps the Sternbot’s smug little ogre-y face.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Boo-urns.

  • summer league fan

    ouch! this hurts.

  • http://jojo.com Max

    Now I can follow the college game better.

  • add

    bad omen

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Wack

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    This is turrible!!!

  • CONEY ISLANDER

    I say we the fans boycott both sides! Once they decide they’re going through with the lock out, just ignore everything NBA related, they’ll get the point.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    What the f*ck? That sucks! Summer-league is the only breath of fresh air we get from all that baseball in the offseason. Agggggh.

  • Cordeazy

    What is Luke Harangody going to do now?!?!?!?!

  • http://google c_cantrell

    i think i hate stern

  • http://twitter.com/smk73 smk73

    So much for Gerald Green’s Vegas vacation.

  • Red Star

    Thank God for NBA 2K11!

  • Waskito

    Use to hate that bad tv angle coverage of summer League, but again it is better than not

  • dsleepy

    @Red Star: to your point I have a very serious important question…if there is a lockout, will they still come out with NBA 2K12?

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