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  posted on 3/11/2017 at 10:08 PM
Watching Warriors @ Spurs and feeling sorry for paying customers in San Antonio.

8 or 10 year old boys in the stands with Warriors jerseys on, wearing depressed, long faces as Warriors rest Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Igoudola.

Is this fair to the fans? Commentators Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy mentioned that the season should be shortened from 82 to 65 games and I agree with that 100%.

But as Van Gundy mentioned, "The players and the owners would both have to agree to accept less money."

OOOOHHH..........I guess it's not going to happen is it? To hell with the paying customer............

 

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  posted on 3/11/2017 at 11:04 PM
Let me add that it's awful damn boring to watch on the tube as well.

They showed a Mexican couple with their young son who traveled SEVEN HOURS to get there.............only to find out on game day that Curry, Thompson, etc. would not play.

At least the Warriors did the right thing............they heard about it and arranged for the kid to meet Steph Curry after the game. But that's not the same as seeing him play, now is it?

 

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  posted on 3/12/2017 at 10:39 AM
There are no guarantees included in an NBA ticket. I'd rather they see a game where the players are on the bench than go down injured.

Coincidentally, they played the Spurs, who got 5 championships and exactly 37 seasons out of Tim Duncan because they rested him and other aging players at keys times of the regular season.

 

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There are no guarantees included in an NBA ticket. I'd rather they see a game where the players are on the bench than go down injured.

Coincidentally, they played the Spurs, who got 5 championships and exactly 37 seasons out of Tim Duncan because they rested him and other aging players at keys times of the regular season.


Tim Duncan is 40 years old. So you're saying he started playing NBA basketball when he was 3 years old?

The point is, if you shortened the season by 17 games, they wouldn't have to be resting stars and people would get what they paid to see. The Warriors played in Minnesota the night before San Antonio and only got into their S.A. hotel the morning of the game. That's a bit ridiculous. Shortening the season could eliminate ridiculous back-to-backs like that.

What would you think if you paid good $$$ to see Tom Petty but he was tired because of his grueling tour schedule, so decided to take the night off and just let his band play the show?

 

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  posted on 3/12/2017 at 12:24 PM
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What would you think if you paid good $$$ to see Tom Petty but he was tired because of his grueling tour schedule, so decided to take the night off and just let his band play the show?


I paid to see the Allman Brothers and Gregg took a sick day. I still left seeing a great show. People are human, they need rest sometimes.

And my math might be off. Duncan played 137 seasons. My point is, what's better: winning a championship with fresh legs, or guaranteed regular starts? A championship teams plays can play as many as 28 additional postseason games - another 3rd of a season. The NBA season is a marathon, not a sprint. Got to catch your breath once in a while. I have no problem with shortening the season. As far as I'm concerned the NBA season doesn't start until after March Madness anyways.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2017 at 01:18 PM
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What would you think if you paid good $$$ to see Tom Petty but he was tired because of his grueling tour schedule, so decided to take the night off and just let his band play the show?


I paid to see the Allman Brothers and Gregg took a sick day. I still left seeing a great show. People are human, they need rest sometimes.

And my math might be off. Duncan played 137 seasons. My point is, what's better: winning a championship with fresh legs, or guaranteed regular starts? A championship teams plays can play as many as 28 additional postseason games - another 3rd of a season. The NBA season is a marathon, not a sprint. Got to catch your breath once in a while. I have no problem with shortening the season. As far as I'm concerned the NBA season doesn't start until after March Madness anyways.


With a concert and a Broadway Show I think there is an option to recoup your money due to a no show.

I get the point about staying healthy for the playoffs. But my guess is these decisions are pre-planned and it would be fairer to the fans to give some notice.

And Tim Duncan will still be able to play textbook basketball when he is older than Methusela

 

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  posted on 3/12/2017 at 04:22 PM
It's the NBdivA, nothing suprises me anymore. Those kids should be wearing the home teams jersey.

 

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  posted on 3/21/2017 at 06:54 AM
Adam Silver: Resting star players 'a significant issue for the league'

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18962901/resting-star-players-significan t-issue-league

Karl Malone to sitting NBA superstars: 'Get your ass out there. It's not work. It's called 'playing"
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/karl-malone-to-sitting-nba-superstars-get-your -ass-out-there-its-not-work-its-called-playing-184048646.html

 

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  posted on 3/21/2017 at 08:36 AM
Heard some people talking that the Cavs rested all the good players the other night on the national TV primetime game of the week.

How much money do these guys get paid? They are some of the most elite athletes in the world, and they need "rest".

I don't watch NBA anylonger, in fact I can hardly stand it. My wife is into it. Makes for some boring TV time together.

When I was younger I loved the NBA, this was the late 80s early 90s era. How many games did Jordan, or Mourning or Isiah or Dominique or Shaq or Hakeem sit for rest?

How do NBA players get paid? Is their annual salary divided up into game checks? Hopefully they were not paid for not playing.

Less games, yeah good luck with that. Owners aren't about to lose home games and that bloated revenue stream.

Jesus, it is just like everything else in this country everybody has to charge more and get more and more and more and how often do we get less out of it?

How about you show up at work and tell your boss "you know I need to just sit and rest at my desk today, we have a big meeting at the end of the week that I need to make sure I am 100% for".

 

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  posted on 3/23/2017 at 08:00 AM
I can understand resting older players, like Duncan in his final few seasons, for nothing games, but not for nationally televised marquee match ups. That's the NBA's money train right there. And it's when great regular season moments happen.

In other news, the OKC Thunder might be 15 games behind the top teams in the west, but imagine where they'd be without Westbrook. I think he's got the best case for MVP thus far. He just recorded a perfect Triple Double.

Currently the 8th spot in both the West and the East has a losing record. This used to be just an Eastern Conference issue, but the NBA has to wonder if the NBA has gotten too top heavy with All-Stars joining forces in GS, Cleveland, as they did in Miami a few years ago.

 

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