Never did I think the Players of the NBA would allow it to go this far. This email from a 74 year old grandmother says it best:
I am a 74 year old mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who, until now, would never want to miss any NBA game. We had NBA League Pass until this season when we didn’t rejoin because of the lockout. I am ashamed of the NBA players who think a 50/50 split is not fair. Is it that they don’t think they make enough money? What amazes me is that with all the charity work they do that they do not realize what this lockout has done to our economy. Just think of all the people who are out of work because of this and all the cities who have lost business, restaurants, hotels/motels/–just everything. I have been a Steve Nash fan and didn’t miss a game when he was in Dallas. I just loved to watch him play. I became a Phoenix Suns fan when he went to Phoenix even though I live in Texas. As much as I have enjoyed watching professional basketball, the way I feel right now is that I really don’t care if I ever watch another game again. I hope they all end up having to beg for a job from someone who feels as I do. Thank you for letting me vent. I know no one will ever read this or take it seriously, but I can tell you, for what it’s worth, that the professional basketball has lost a lot of watchers that I doubt will ever return —- from Victoria, TX
I couldn’t have said it any better. Her frustration matches my anger. How can the player’s think 50/50 isn’t fair? The NBA has opened their books. They have shown the world that they are not profitable. These players obviously don’t realize the hell they are creating for themselves. This economy STINKS. They are so detached they don’t even realize it. They don’t notice that their fans are suffering. Basketball is a sport. It is supposed to take our minds off the the hum-drum of life. However, this lockout just amplifies our frustrations. Not only are we hurting financially with our home prices and unemployment in the crapper BUT NOW we can’t even forget about it for 60 minutes and watch our favorite teams.
The players should be held accountable and Derek Fisher should look around and see the diaster he has created. We are now in the throws of a nuclear meltdown. The only people who don’t realize this is the players!