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Your Morning Dump… Obama reminds the NBA that it’s screwing over fans

Your Morning Dump… Obama reminds the NBA that it’s screwing over fans

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Obama called the league's current labor impasse "heartbreaking" — the same word he recently used in Florida shortly after the NBA cancelled the first two weeks of its regular season [...]

October 26, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized Comments Off

Garnett has $35 million coming after his retirement

Garnett has $35 million coming after his retirement

NBA.com's Steve Aschburner has the scoop on Kevin Garnett's post-retirement paydays. After Kevin Garnett was cited — with Boston teammate Paul Pierce and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant — as one of the players sent in by the union to turn down the owners on a 50-50 deal back on Oct. 4, the Celtics' veteran star [...]

October 25, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized Comments Off

Your Morning Dump… Where fighting over 3% BRI is retarded

Your Morning Dump… Where fighting over 3% BRI is retarded

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The NBA is a business that brought in $4.2 billion last season, and the owners and players are a mere $100 million per season apart on the financial side [...]

October 24, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

The Celtics may not benefit right away from new CBA clauses

The Celtics may not benefit right away from new CBA clauses

I know both sides haven't really come close to a final agreement, but there actually has been some progress in these NBA negotiations.  Among the new elements of this deal are an amnesty clause, and a new "stretch" exception.  There will be a one-time “amnesty” provision that will allow each team to waive a player [...]

October 22, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

This picture just sums things up

This picture just sums things up

The facepalm.   I've been sitting here trying to summon words that make sense.  Words that don't come off as another rant.  I just can't do it.  But that photo sums it up nicely for me.  I can't believe we're here.  With so much money at stake. With so much momentum to make even more. [...]

October 21, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Your Morning Dump… Where the players haven’t felt enough pain

Your Morning Dump… Where the players haven’t felt enough pain

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The NBPA isn't happy with Spurs' owner Peter Holt. Source says he's slowing talks and told the players, "You haven't felt enough pain yet." "Paul Allen, Peter [...]

October 21, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

“How much for a Snickers?” … “$250,000″

“How much for a Snickers?” … “$250,000″

  For just the cost of a cup of coffee… and a Bentley… you, too, can help an NBA player.  Via SheridanHoops [...]

October 20, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Your Morning Dump… 16 hours of talks leads to little progress

Your Morning Dump… 16 hours of talks leads to little progress

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  The league and players union emerged from their longest labor meeting of the 111-day lockout “still not anywhere near a deal,” a league source said. Representatives from [...]

October 19, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized Comments Off

Maybe KG didn’t [expletive] things up as much as we [expletive] thought

Maybe KG didn’t [expletive] things up as much as we [expletive] thought

Earlier today, we highlighted a report quoting a league source as KG [expletive]ing things up.  It's fun little image of KG glowering across the table, cursing and generally being KG.  Except it wasn't like that. There are no reports from the session, but it’s been confirmed that only the executive committee is here for the [...]

October 18, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

Your Morning Dump… Where KG [expletive] everything up

Your Morning Dump… Where KG [expletive] everything up

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  This fight has grown nastier, more personal, in the past weeks. Privately, management insists that everything changed when the Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett(notes) walked into the negotiating room on Oct. [...]

October 18, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7