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Dalhoop
05-25-2005, 09:45 PM
The talks have broken off, the two sides are starting to not like eachother. What do you think will happen?

EricaLubarsky
05-26-2005, 01:03 AM
so far 100% of people think that it will be resolved.

Drbio
05-26-2005, 10:00 AM
There is no way that the palyers or Stern will allow a lockout to happen. They understand that they cannot afford to do it. I imagine they will settle this mess before the draft.

kingrex
05-26-2005, 10:26 AM
I think that some games will be lost early in the season. It is unfortunate, but I'm afraid it will happen.

endtroducing
05-26-2005, 10:58 AM
this will be done before the draft, bank on it...the league would cease to exist after another lockout, especially with the fights and all...league already has a couple of huge black eyes, a lockout would be the end of it for the NBA

chumdawg
05-26-2005, 11:05 AM
Give me a break. The league could shut it down for the entire year, and if anything, fans would be MORE anxious for the next season. NBA ain't going anywhere, m'friend, no matter what happens with this silly labor dispute.

sike
05-26-2005, 11:36 AM
the NBA is not the silly NHL.....no games will be lost.

V2M
05-26-2005, 11:41 AM
I agree w/ Chum. League ain't going anywhere just 'cuz they lose some games this year. Saying that, I don't expect 'em to lose any games. They'll resolve it sooner than we think. As Stern pointed out on ESPN, 2 nights ago, there's plenty to gain for the Union to agree now and much to lose if they don't. He also suggested that the talks are still continuing although not at a formal level.

My feeling is with the NHL lockout, both sides understand the sense of urgency to capitalize on the opportunity and gain significant roads into the fan base.

dude1394
05-26-2005, 12:12 PM
What is the NHL again?

Never underestimate the ability of folks and a union to do things not in the best interests of the business..

mary
05-26-2005, 12:16 PM
I have to agree with dude that its ALWAYS a possiblity, especially if you have two sides jockeying for power.

LRB
05-26-2005, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by: dude1394
What is the NHL again?

Never underestimate the ability of folks and a union to do things not in the best interests of the business..

I would further say never underestimate the ability of union leaders and negoiators to screw over the union membership and the business for their own selfish reasons.

cheesestar
05-26-2005, 02:37 PM
yeah, the nba isnt exactly hockey, too much money at stake being made by numerous people and companies

Smiles
05-26-2005, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by: LRB

Originally posted by: dude1394
What is the NHL again?

Never underestimate the ability of folks and a union to do things not in the best interests of the business..

I would further say never underestimate the ability of union leaders and negoiators to screw over the union membership and the business for their own selfish reasons.
Everyone could get f'ed. Let's hope - and seriously pray - for an agreement to be reached before the end of the summer.

The NBA isn't going anywhere. They would surely survive a lockout better than the NHL.

Smiles
05-26-2005, 03:40 PM
double post.

EricaLubarsky
05-26-2005, 03:49 PM
who predicted that we'd lose the whole season?

19 people think that we wont miss any. 4 people think we'll miss 11-30 and one person thinks we will miss 82 regular season games, 8 preseason games and the entirety of the offseason?

jayC
05-26-2005, 04:49 PM
Hockey was losing money the players get most of the revenue in all of professional sports. Basketball is on the rise. Scoring is up eight teams avgd 100 points per game this season.

Smiles
05-26-2005, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by: EricaLubarsky
who predicted that we'd lose the whole season?

19 people think that we wont miss any. 4 people think we'll miss 11-30 and one person thinks we will miss 82 regular season games, 8 preseason games and the entirety of the offseason?
Miss the entire offseason?

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EricaLubarsky
05-27-2005, 02:44 PM
oops....postseason

now there are two votes for missing the entire season. Havent negotiations continued?