After a seven-hour meeting to try and salvage the start of the NBA season, David Stern emerged from a swanky New York hotel and put it simply.
“I’m sorry to report … that the first two weeks of the season have been canceled.”
Ridiculous. Completely, totally, entirely ridiculous.
It’s hard to try and separate emotions from these labor negotiations, but I’ll be honest: I’m furious. Furious that it’s come to this. The fact these two sides can’t get together and figure out a common ground without cancelling games just pisses me off.
But there’s no chance of an 82-game season this year. Gone are at least the first two weeks. It could be more. We’ll see what happens next I guess. Probably just more seven-hour meetings that produce nothing. Awesome.
Bright side for the Thunder? They only had two home games in the opening two weeks and to be honest, they kind of sucked (Indiana and Toronto). But instead of seeing your Thunder in person again Nov. 4 at home, you’ll have to settle for something else. I kind of think we should all show up Nov. 4 to Chesapeake Arena anyway. A demonstration of sorts. I feel the need to do something.