Discussion in 'NBA' started by Aaron, Oct 6, 2013.
Knicks lose to the Bobcats. :jj:
Sixers are 3-1. Enjoying while I can. :buttrock:
Iggy destroyed us the other night. Thrilled that MCW has promise.
No surprise :right:
Fallas is gonna be good this year
Woohoo! Few Orleans beating up on the Lakers
Go Pelicans! Go!
My Sixers are 4-2. Stop the season now.
My Rockets are 4-2 and shocked that the Suns have more wins than losses.
OKC Thunder are 4-1 & in 1st place in the Northwest Division...:bigthumbup:
Damn Pelicans folded like a lawn chair to the Lakers!
Lottery pick! Lottery pick! mfg:
Lakers need that number one draft pick with a frozen envelope
Coach K says teams shouldn't tank to get talented players
NCAAM Coach K can't fathom tanking - ESPN
Arrrgah Coach K!
Tank Lakers! Tank! mfg:
What's wrong with the Eastern Conference!?!?
Only 3 teams with winning records.. :icon_eek:
The Raptors are 15-15 and would have home ice advantage in the first round. If they were in the West, they'd be out of the playoffs.
My SIXERS are 10 games below .500 and are only 2 games out for the final playoff spot. :boxing:
2013-2014 NBA Regular Season Conference Standings - National Basketball Association - ESPN
Cavs & Bulls swap disgruntled players
A rare trade that gets a high grade for both sides. Luol Deng will fit in perfect for the Cavs, who need a good scorer and defender at the small forward spot. Since Chicago couldn't extend his contract past this season, they were able to clear a lot of cap room by receiving Andrew Bynum, who will be immediately dropped from the team without having to pay him a penny. The Cavs give up some low 2nd round draft picks (from Portland) and a protected 1st from Sacramento (will probably end up as a second round pick) that probably wouldn't have ended up providing players.
The deal is great for the Cavs if the can sign Deng long term. They had plans for going after him in the free agent market anyway, now can offer him more time and money than others. If they don't sign him, they will end up with a few less picks since they were going to dump Bynum anyway.
The deal gives the Bulls a lot of flexibility by freeing up cap room with the possibility of the Cavs protected pick being in the mid-1st round.
Now Bynum has the ability to sign with the heat to fill a center position with the worst knees in the league.
Any chance Bynum goes back to the Lakers?
NBA Will Pay Two Brothers $500 Million To Get Out Of A Crazy Business Deal Made In 76
The NBA has finally broken free from what may have been the worst contract in the history of professional sports.
The NBA will pay two brothers $500 million to end a deal that required the league to give the former ABA owners an annual share of the league's television revenue according to Richard Sandomir of The New York Times.
As part of the NBA-ABA merger in 1976, Ozzie and Daniel Silna accepted a share of the NBA's "visual media" rights in exchange for folding their ABA franchise, the Spirits of St. Louis. The deal was to last "in perpetuity." With the growth of the NBA and its television revenue, the brothers were receiving 1.9% of the revenue in recent years, or about $17.7 million annually.
There were also concerns that the amount would go up as the brothers were suing for a share of "visual media" that did not exist in 1976, including online broadcasts, the NBA's own network, and international broadcasts.
According to the report, as part of the settlement, the brothers will still receive some television revenue as well as some revenue from the additional media mentioned in the lawsuit. However, there is a buyout clause in the new agreement which would allow the NBA to end the deal at any time.
NBA Will Pay Two Brothers $500 Million To Get Out Of A Crazy Business Deal Made In 1976 - Yahoo Finance
I hope they spend that money wisely :right:
Sounds like someone made the seal almost 40yrs ago without realizing just how big the NBA would get :idunno:
SXM updated their Online NBA Lineup today with very cool new logos for every team and more detailed schedules in preparation for the All-Star Game.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special with Bill Russell
SiriusXM NBA Radio remembers the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with NBA legend Bill Russell.
Join the 11-time NBA Champion, 12-time NBA All-Star, and five-time NBA MVP on Monday from 12-1pm ET for Remebering the Dream, A Martin Luther King Day Special.
Hear Bill Russell discuss his relationship with Dr. King and spotlight the leadership and courage demonstrated by Dr. King during the civil rights movement.
Celebrate Dr. King with Remebering the Dream A Martin Luther King Day Special with NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell and Mark Thompson on SiriusXM NBA Radio Channel 217, and on the SiriusXM App.