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Old 10-11-2011, 09:10 PM   #16
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It's funny to see all the people who think it can't be done, as if it has never happened before...

When it comes to basketball, the logo on the front of the jersey is the least important aspect.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:13 PM   #17
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Would be a great idea. I've said it before. With all the players on board you wouldn't need advertising, it would sell itself. All you need to play a basketball game is a basketball court, a basketball and the players and coaches. People would pay to see Kobe, Lebron, Wade, Dwight or any other big name NBA player play, regardless of the venue. It's not like the fans are paying money to see the owners sit in their press box all day.

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Old 10-11-2011, 09:19 PM   #18
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Yeah I said it.

Get the plans going now to start in 2012-2013.


Yeah I said it.

It will be tough going at first, but once the organization gets its footing it will ultimately be more profitable for the players.

Yeah I said it.





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I'd bet on Dr. J's ABA having success....I doubt a player-owned league would be able to suceed or even be initially adequately capitalized. But I really would relish seeing the Donald Tokowitzes of the world get their prestigious cash cows taken away from them. Dr. J's ABA will actually get some star talent if the lockout persists too long.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:21 PM   #19
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It's not like the fans are paying money to see the owners sit in their press box all day.
This man finds that statement repugnant:

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Old 10-11-2011, 09:36 PM   #20
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A league run by a collection of guys with a sub 90 IQ...makes sense to me!
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:36 PM   #21
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They can't crush a new league without the top talent.
They can if they want.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:43 PM   #22
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They can if they want.

With what players? No one is tuning in if Sasha Vujacic is the best the NBA has to offer.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:45 PM   #23
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Wait to people actually think this is possible?

First off you'd have to get all 300+ players to agree on everything as well as all the college guy's coming up. Once this happened the NBA would unlock and throw money at guy's and you'd probably end up with 2 separate league's both with glaring holes. That's if you find enough investors for everything that's needed to run a team. NBA players simply aren't rich enough to man a 20 league team. You need to hire medical staff, coaches etc. There's reason why all the NBA players can do right now is put on street ball games, it's the only thing that's realistic.

If anything the only possibility the NBA could be took over is if a group of investors came up with this idea and tried to poach away the NBA players. Even than there's a reason it hasn't happened, the NBA is the definition of an established business. They have the market, TV contracts, Arenas, Owners. Everything. Right now they just lack the players, witch will eventually come to an end because the players know it's there only longterm option. Kobe Bryant knows it. LeBron knows it. Mike Miller knows it.

They'll never be another successful basketball league like the NBA in North American anytime soon. Period. It's not even arguable.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:45 PM   #24
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A league run by a collection of guys with a sub 90 IQ...makes sense to me!

Sounds like the NBA right now.

You think the owners do anything themselves? They hire lawyers and consultants just like every other business.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:48 PM   #25
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With what players? No one is tuning in if Sasha Vujacic is the best the NBA has to offer.
Oh they will beg to come back.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:50 PM   #26
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It's funny to see all the people who think it can't be done, as if it has never happened before...

When it comes to basketball, the logo on the front of the jersey is the least important aspect.

To the fans maybe. Not even than. There's still a mass majority who love the game of basketball and the team they root for. Diehard Bucks fans aren't watching the NBA for LeBron James alone. Sure as shit aren't alot of them but basketball fans still exist.

Plus it's what goes on beyond the game that really makes the NBA tick and in the regard the players are simply a piece of the puzzle, just as the owners.

Undervaluing the impact an organized league has. There's a reason why nobody gives a f*ck about the drew league. Tons of talent there.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:50 PM   #27
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Wait to people actually think this is possible?

First off you'd have to get all 300+ players to agree on everything as well as all the college guy's coming up. Once this happened the NBA would unlock and throw money at guy's and you'd probably end up with 2 separate league's both with glaring holes. That's if you find enough investors for everything that's needed to run a team. NBA players simply aren't rich enough to man a 20 league team. You need to hire medical staff, coaches etc. There's reason why all the NBA players can do right now is put on street ball games, it's the only thing that's realistic.

If anything the only possibility the NBA could be took over is if a group of investors came up with this idea and tried to poach away the NBA players. Even than there's a reason it hasn't happened, the NBA is the definition of an established business. They have the market, TV contracts, Arenas, Owners. Everything. Right now they just lack the players, witch will eventually come to an end because the players know it's there only longterm option. Kobe Bryant knows it. LeBron knows it. Mike Miller knows it.

They'll never be another successful basketball league like the NBA in North American anytime soon. Period. It's not even arguable.

There are 1200 billionaires on the planet. There are 450 NBA quality players on the planet.

It would be much easier to replace the owners than it would be to replace the players. Simple math tells us so.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:50 PM   #28
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Wait to people actually think this is possible?

First off you'd have to get all 300+ players to agree on everything as well as all the college guy's coming up. Once this happened the NBA would unlock and throw money at guy's and you'd probably end up with 2 separate league's both with glaring holes. That's if you find enough investors for everything that's needed to run a team. NBA players simply aren't rich enough to man a 20 league team. You need to hire medical staff, coaches etc. There's reason why all the NBA players can do right now is put on street ball games, it's the only thing that's realistic.

If anything the only possibility the NBA could be took over is if a group of investors came up with this idea and tried to poach away the NBA players. Even than there's a reason it hasn't happened, the NBA is the definition of an established business. They have the market, TV contracts, Arenas, Owners. Everything. Right now they just lack the players, witch will eventually come to an end because the players know it's there only longterm option. Kobe Bryant knows it. LeBron knows it. Mike Miller knows it.

They'll never be another successful basketball league like the NBA in North American anytime soon. Period. It's not even arguable.

There are 1200 billionaires on the planet. There are 450 NBA quality players on the planet.

It would be much easier to replace the owners than it would be to replace the players. Simple math tells us so.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:51 PM   #29
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They can if they want.
Yep. A new league would never be big enough to give jobs to all the active players and rookies. They might be able to field a few teams but the NBA owners who already have things in place with billion dollar TV contracts would just scoop up anyone who didn't play in the new league, better coaching, better facilities better pay yada yada yada a new league would last one season and fold up like a cheap house when guys like Lebron look at the NBA and see rudy gay making 5 times more than he is and doing it on National TV in primetime.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:53 PM   #30
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Wait to people actually think this is possible?

First off you'd have to get all 300+ players to agree on everything as well as all the college guy's coming up. Once this happened the NBA would unlock and throw money at guy's and you'd probably end up with 2 separate league's both with glaring holes. That's if you find enough investors for everything that's needed to run a team. NBA players simply aren't rich enough to man a 20 league team. You need to hire medical staff, coaches etc. There's reason why all the NBA players can do right now is put on street ball games, it's the only thing that's realistic.

If anything the only possibility the NBA could be took over is if a group of investors came up with this idea and tried to poach away the NBA players. Even than there's a reason it hasn't happened, the NBA is the definition of an established business. They have the market, TV contracts, Arenas, Owners. Everything. Right now they just lack the players, witch will eventually come to an end because the players know it's there only longterm option. Kobe Bryant knows it. LeBron knows it. Mike Miller knows it.

They'll never be another successful basketball league like the NBA in North American anytime soon. Period. It's not even arguable.
Not to mention the 30 billionaires that's gonna totally cockblock that new league.
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