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2011 NBA lockout can trace its roots back to 1983

2011 NBA lockout can trace its roots back to 1983
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Dear National Basketball Association fans:

A couple of weeks ago LeBron James told you like it is in sports when he said,  “All the people that were rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I'm going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that. So they can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, but the Miami Heat not accomplishing their goal. But they got to get back to the real world at some point.”

James apologized for his statement even though what he said was true. But his rant was just the prelude to the next moment of truth in the world of a sports fan, an NBA fan. The owners and players don’t care if you offer unconditional loyalty to a logo or, as Jerry Seinfeld aptly says, dirty laundry. The NBA – and all sports -- are big business and if the NBA owners have to lock out the players to get a better deal, so be it.

The NBA is in a lockout mode. There will be teeth gnashing about greedy owners and greedy players but one day fans will have to be broken from their unconditional love, the face painting of colors, the tattoo team logo proudly displayed on some part of the body, the shirts, hats and realize that sports is nothing more than a business.

 

Trenton, Lakewood minor league baseball teams prove major brand value



Trenton, Lakewood minor league baseball teams prove major brand value


BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
ON N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

Minor league baseball across the Garden State is firmly entrenched in the fabric of New Jersey sports. From the inner cities of Newark and C...

Handouts to NFL owners have been an absolute failure

Handouts to NFL owners have been an absolute failure
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

Cory Booker wants a National Basketball Association team in Newark. Tim Leiweke is working the room in Los Angeles trying to get g...

Definition of Joy: Brooklyn gets the Nets, while the L.A. Dodgers file for bankruptcy!

Definition of Joy: Brooklyn gets the Nets, while the L.A. Dodgers file for bankruptcy!
BY ALAN J. STEINBERG
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Ask people what their favorite place is in America, and you will get many and varied answers. For some, the answer will be sites of natural beauty, such as th...

Tough love led Kyrie Irving to the NBA

Tough love led Kyrie Irving to the NBA
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Kyrie Irving hugged his father Drederick, who raised him when his mother died, when he was announced as the number one pick in this year’s NBA draft by the Cleveland Ca...

2011 NBA Draft: Who is Kenneth Faried?

2011 NBA Draft: Who is Kenneth Faried?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Before Kenneth Faried’s senior season started, the Morehead State forward who attended Technology High School in Newark, received a phone call from another New Jersey n...

Can 'Outlaw' hockey make it in North Jersey?

Can 'Outlaw' hockey make it in North Jersey?
BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
ON N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

The name Federal Hockey League, brings back great memories for fans of the sport. Not for its play on the ice, but because the FHL was the ...

How the NHL and sports accidentally stumbled into globalization

How the NHL and sports accidentally stumbled into globalization
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

Sports globalization will again be on display this week as the National Basketball Association holds the league’s annual draft in ...

N.J. baseball fans favor N.Y. Yankees over Philadelphia Phillies and N.Y. Mets

N.J. baseball fans favor N.Y. Yankees over Philadelphia Phillies and N.Y. Mets
BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

When it comes to supporting a major league baseball team, New Jerseyans back the New York Yankees over the Philadelphia Phillies 48 percent to 22 percent, while 1...

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