NBA Season On Hold
The “Frog Days of Fall” are filled with an overlap of sports, from Major League Baseball playoffs and the World Series to college football, NHL Hockey and the NFL. But, it won’t have NBA basketball to overlap for a while.
NBA Commissioner David Sterns has cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season, due to unresolved contract talks between players and owners. (Sound familiar, like maybe NFL Football last summer?)
According to an article in the Huffington Post:
“Sticking to his deadline, NBA Commissioner David Stern erased the first two weeks of the season after negotiations failed to produce a new labor deal and warned that more games were in jeopardy of being cut.
“With every day that goes by, I think we need to look at further reductions in what’s left of the season,” Stern said.
The cancellations mark the NBA’s first work stoppage since the 1998-99 season was reduced to 50 games.”