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Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 10:04 pm  |  17 responses

Report: NBA to Cancel Two More Weeks Tuesday


More sad news. According to the NY Daily News, another two weeks of the ’11-12 season will be wiped off the table at some point on Tuesday: “The NBA will be cancelling at least two more weeks of its season, according to a person familiar with the league’s plans. The source told the Daily News that the announcement will be made by the league on Tuesday. With talks broken off between the owners and players, and the two sides far apart on major ‘system’ issues, the cancellations are expected to total at least 102 more games, through Nov. 28. No further talks are in the works. The league made its first cancellations, totalling 100 games and running from the Nov. 1 season opener through Nov. 14, on Oct. 10. Commissioner David Stern had said last week on WFAN that he thought that the league’s showcase Christmas Day games would be cancelled if a deal had not been reached by last Tuesday. But even with the impasse at the bargaining table, the feeling is that the league still thinks it can get a deal and save its traditional Christmas games. Included in that is the Knicks-Boston game at the Garden. Locked-out NBA players say they want to return to the bargaining table, but that they are not going to accept the owners’ precondition of accepting a 50-50 split to be able to resume talks.”

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  • Bug Marley

    Pffft.

  • kantankruz

    No surprise, we will lose a lot more weeks to. Shame!

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Players and owners need to stop quibbling over the percentages. Even if the owners fold and give them the 53% they want, the size of the pie they are getting a slice of will have shrunk after the casual fans are turned off the NBA by this lockout madness. Both sides would probably have made more money if they took a 50/50 straight up and started the season on time. Players are holding onto this 53 as if it’s the line in the sand and it’ll save them, but its actual monetary value is shrinking with every game missed. SMDH.

  • slamfan4life

    goddamn it…….not what i need

  • O

    So EASY to ask the players to cave since once they do, the league is back. But realistically, why isn’t anyone asking the owners to cave?

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Exactly, everyone’s imploring the players to fold but what about the billionaires?

  • OhMyGash

    Look like its back to 2k12

  • LA Huey

    I don’t know if fans are really going to be turned off as much as talking heads are saying. Diehard NBA fans are very loyal and casual basketball fans will pay attention once the Superbowl and March Madness concludes. The NBA suffered after the ’98 lockout so hard because Jordan was gone and there was no heir apparent; nobody took the torch from him. Jordan took it from Magic and Bird by actually getting the best of him. When Jordan left, it was like a power vaccuum and casual fans didn’t know who was who. Fans know Kobe, LeBron, Miami Heat, LA Lakers, NYK fans are excited again, and there’s a lot of story lines to follow. The league will take a hit but it’s not like it’ll be in ’99.

  • http://www.celticstitletown.com/ CelticsTitleTown.com

    I wish the players the best.

  • Yesse

    Didn’t Stern just say that 82 games are a possibility? Lol.

  • http://slamonline.com BossTerry

    Cosign LA Huey.. That was around the time that Garnett was starting to make a name for himself, AI was ballin’, and Robo-Duncan was dominating.. Plus that shortened season had some pretty exciting rookies- JWill, Carter, Pierce…

  • Justin

    JTaylor, because the owners caved in the last agreement. The players got everything they wanted and even the players have admitted as much

  • http://nba.com GP23

    In the English Premier league (soccer league) the revenue is 68/32 in the players’ favor… crazy huh !!!

  • http://slamonline.com kiwi

    An additional fortnight?! – Golly gosh, me oh my, this outlandish quarrel has escalated far too far for ones liking… i do hope the new york knickerbockers play thoroughly brilliant this forthcoming season…

    The lockout is making me go out of my mind!!

    I just bought the NBA app too! waste-man!

  • CubicleWorker

    The 3% differential ($120M) has already been lost by missing two weeks. Every week missed is $80M, you do the math and try to tell me wtf the players are thinking?

  • bull22

    billy hunter and the players who were behind this bull of tanking their season for selfish reasons will ultimately lose this battle… both parties are at fault, but now its just a matter of when?

  • bull22

    all this slamming each other and crying over who is right is not bringing the 2011/2012 season any faster.. now is the time to reflect on visiting someone you have not had to chance to see. like your pops,mom,siblings and friends.
    play with your family or friends, because if you see clearly we are not part of settling dispute.. in other words unless your livelihood depends on the nba.. GET A LIFE!

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