1. Kelvin Howell says:

    Charles, I just listened to your 3 minute clip and you are right on target with what you are saying. Negotiations should have started long ago, now we already know there will be no pre-season and by Monday (10 Oct), we are looking at the first 2 weeks of the season being cancelled. This is absolutely ridiculous! As soon as the NBA Finals ended, both sides should have come together and begin the process of working something out. As a fan, it looks real bad to me when I see Professional sports not being able to put their heads together and come up with a decision that works for both sides of the table. It’s just like what’s going on in politics right now and it’s sad to see.

    • Kiyaman says:

      I always thought that was the NBA commissioner job as the “neutral” controller of the negotiation between both parties to demand a compromise……how long did the 1998-99 lockout last? practically half a season untill who stepped up to the plate?
      Lebron James has been sellingout stadiums since his HS ball days, its alright for the Fans to hate on Lebron (Cavs Fans soldout both times at Lebron return to Cleveland), but for Stern, officials, and NBA announcers to condone hate towards Lebron lastseason was a bit to much. And this season-lockout has a lot to do with the Lebron Decision (of chosing Pat Riley).

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