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L K:
Figure there should be some interesting business/CBA discussion with the NBA on the way to a lengthy lockout. 

What is up with David Stern and his obsession for making random rules and fines for just about everything though:


--- Quote ---Witness a recent interview with Trail Blazers acting General Manager Chad Buchanan. When it was observed that it’s too bad there is no summer league scheduled, Buchanan replied, “Yeah.”

Shortly thereafter, the league threatened Buchanan with a $1 million fine, according to one source.
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--- Quote ---Jordan has been cleared by the NBA to play in the American Century charity golf tournament this weekend (and that's him above, in Wednesday's practice round). But under NBA lockout policy, Jordan can have no interaction with the four current NBA players also participating in the event. The NBA has threatened stiff fines in these situations, and Jordan would be no exception.
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Throw on that David Stern won't let the Trail-Blazers players take part in Brian Grant's charity golf fundraiser to raise money for Parkinsons research (you know, that disease that Brian Grant has) because Grant is on the Blazers payroll as an Ambassador.  Who cares that it raises money for a good cause and that it might actually show a slightly positive light on some of the players/the NBA at a time when things look miserable with a lockout.  It's more important to rule the NBA with an iron fist and fine/suspend whatever you personally don't like.

Nik:

The NBA's position is even a bigger farce than the NHL's was in 2004. It's a position of little more than a more favourable CBA is the answer when you run your league like a bunch of money-drunk idiots.  It seems like nine out of every ten things they're looking for revolves around the fact that they give out ridiculous contracts and want it written into contracts that they can't.

Sarge:
I haven't been but anyone following Gilbert Arenas on twitter? I haven't been but apparently he's using the lockout as an opportunity to say everything he could have that would normally get him suspended. Someone told me that Arenas' lawyer advised him it was open season in a lock-out and he could go as far as he wanted.... and he has been. Just curious if this way true and id so, if he's said anything overly shocking.

Erndog:

--- Quote from: Floyd on July 15, 2011, 07:03:56 AM ---I haven't been but anyone following Gilbert Arenas on twitter? I haven't been but apparently he's using the lockout as an opportunity to say everything he could have that would normally get him suspended. Someone told me that Arenas' lawyer advised him it was open season in a lock-out and he could go as far as he wanted.... and he has been. Just curious if this way true and id so, if he's said anything overly shocking.

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http://twitter.com/#!/agentzeroshow

The sad part is this guy has more money than I ever will.  What an idiot.

Sarge:

--- Quote from: Erndog on July 15, 2011, 09:11:27 AM ---
--- Quote from: Floyd on July 15, 2011, 07:03:56 AM ---I haven't been but anyone following Gilbert Arenas on twitter? I haven't been but apparently he's using the lockout as an opportunity to say everything he could have that would normally get him suspended. Someone told me that Arenas' lawyer advised him it was open season in a lock-out and he could go as far as he wanted.... and he has been. Just curious if this way true and id so, if he's said anything overly shocking.

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http://twitter.com/#!/agentzeroshow

The sad part is this guy has more money than I ever will.  What an idiot.

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Holy Cow! Just look at all those. He's on a mission.

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