Hi everyone, sorry I haven’t been posting as much as I used to before. There has been this things called the NBa lockout which has absolutely destroyed any passion that was present at the end of last season. Jake’s been doing a terrific job of keeping us up to date on the slow pace that is the labor negotiations between the NBAPA and NBA Owners.
After a last ditched attempt to get a deal in place before early September things have taken a dark turn down Foggy-Disorientating Lane. Things are looking bad.
Now training camp is gone, so too most of the preseason. Players and Owners keep meeting, but I feel like we’re banging our head up against a brick wall. Owners and Players are getting no where and everyone (namely fans) are trying to figure out who stands to lose more.
It’s possible that the owners would rather lose a season, but there are still huge financial losses in addition to a major step-back in fan support which was on the rise. It would impede all the progress made by David Stern to turn the NBA into a competitive league in the US.
Getting a deal that encourages parity in the NBA is what we Hornets fans want. Yet, a deal between the owners and players isn’t the only thing that will help small-market teams. Revenue sharing comes into play.
As you could probably tell I’m not thinking to much about the labour negotiations. I check in now and again, I’m sticking close to actual progress being made in New Orleans.