Trying to hard to be poetic?

We're Definitely Going to Be Missing Games...

I took off work early today for a variety of reasons, and one of them was to try and keep track of the lockout meetings in New York City today. I was flipping back and forth between ESPN and NBATV, checking twitter on my phone, and trying to squeeze any info from whatever source. Later in the afternoon I realized I should have stayed at work because I basically just wasted my time. While certain aspects of the CBA seemed to have been worked out, the BRI issue is still there and both sides are still far apart on how to split it. Joe Gerrity of Hornets247 sums up the day best, and he is fully correct when he says:

We need a season here, for real. Otherwise a lot of the amazing work that the Hornets did over the summer gets essentially undone. Sure they will have those people that signed up for the Gold Option when buying season tickets will still be around the year after, but they are going to have a hell of a time drumming up support around New Orleans if they miss an entire season.

I’m kind of burnt out with this lockout talk so check out the like above to learn a little bit more of how the day went.

But! There is good news. Check back tomorrow morning and I’ll break it down a little for you.

Tags: NBA Lockout

  • lottoni81

    Good news… Hornets fans need a lot of it.

  • Chris_G

    The Owners have drawn a line in the sand this time. This is not going to work out like 1999 where the Owners gave up and the season started in January, they are prepared to wait it out a whole season. And the mistake the Players are making is thinking they can wait out the owners like they did in 1999. They need to get back to the table and work out a deal based on a 50/50 split of the BRI like they were trying to do on Tuesday. I suppose this is bad news for the Hornets but It may not stop someone buying the team given that the owner may not have pump alot money into running the franchise for half or maybe the whole season if no games are been played.

  • JakeMadison

    @Chris_G Yup, basically. Though, latter last night, twitter made it seem as if they could also have been close on BRI. Stern said that Monday is the last day to get a deal done to avoid canceling games.

    There is also the possibility that a whole 82 games could be played even with missing that start of the regular season. The playoffs would just run deeper into the summer.