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fug you.

Sincerely,

-Dr. Blotter

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I don't even need the NBA. If I want to watch a poorly built team lose consistently, I can just watch the Panthers and Hurricanes.

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fug you.

Sincerely,

-Dr. Blotter

I, Panthers8192, support this message. I was really excited to watch the Bobcats grow this season.

You know who ironically has a lot to lose here? Lebron James and Co. This is another year out of their "prime" not pre-prime, not post prime....prime prime. It's ironic because their ridiculous contracts are partially the reason this lockout is happening. Them and Joe Johnson, Al Harrington, and Ed Curry.

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I don't even need the NBA.

I love to watch the Bobcats play ball. After last season, I felt this team was really making a change in the right direction and would begin to develop into the team that I have seen flashes of in games. I was excited that we drafted Walker and Biyombo, and wanted to see them mature and play good basketball. To know that I may not get to see them play this year is a fuging let down, so if you don't need the NBA, then go post about the Panthers and Hurricanes.

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I love to watch the Bobcats play ball. After last season, I felt this team was really making a change in the right direction and would begin to develop into the team that I have seen flashes of in games. I was excited that we drafted Walker and Biyombo, and wanted to see them mature and play good basketball. To know that I may not get to see them play this year is a fuging let down, so if you don't need the NBA, then go post about the Panthers and Hurricanes.

I can appreciate your enthusiasm for the Bobcats, (I wish I felt as strongly about them as you do,) but prior to the lockout, they played under a system that is designed to give the major market teams and star-studded players a competitive advantage over teams like Charlotte with a "soft cap."

I can watch the Panthers and Hurricanes go through rebuilding stages knowing that at the beginning of every season there is a chance that either can reach a title game (and both have, in their respective short histories.)

Under this current NBA system, there is ZERO chance that the Charlotte Bobcats would ever play in the NBA Finals. We simply do not have the resources to compete with the elite teams. OKC, Portland's of the world are the exceptions, not the rules.

Not that I really care at all (because it's football season,) but if it takes the cancellation of an entire NBA season in order to revamp a system in which 22 of 30 teams are losing money, I'm all for it.

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I figured this was still going to happen even with all the talk about the money gap decreasing as much as it had. The league wants a hard cap or something similar to a hard cap. Lux tax proposal was 4-1 for every dollar over and an increase in how many times teams were taxed. Shorter contracts down to 3-5 years, 50-50 split, MLE lowered to 3.5 million... lots of issues the players just aren't going to agree to. The players are going to have to take some hits here to get this done, just like the NFLPA did. The biggest issues here are the BRI split and lux tax amount.

They are the highest paid athletes in America and that needs to change to a degree, I'm sorry but the best NBA players shouldn't be making 20+ million a year.

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I understand that the system is complete poo. That is part of the reason that I am disgusted with the NBA. It's too bad that there isn't someone who could invest millions of dollars into a new basketball league where the fans can see the players play and the team that wins would be legitimately the best team at the game.

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I will say that if the players don't make take some hits and this season is lost > the NBA = over and done with, no way it will recover in today's market. They just need to get it over with and go to a 51 - 49 split of BRI, a 2.5 - 1 lux tax, shorter contracts by 1-2 seasons and call it a day with better revenue sharing.

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Playoffs!!!

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I love to watch the Bobcats play ball. After last season, I felt this team was really making a change in the right direction and would begin to develop into the team that I have seen flashes of in games. I was excited that we drafted Walker and Biyombo, and wanted to see them mature and play good basketball. To know that I may not get to see them play this year is a fuging let down, so if you don't need the NBA, then go post about the Panthers and Hurricanes.

Either way, I don't think you'd see Biyombo this season because he still has to be bought out from his contract.

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As much as I miss the NBA, this would have been a long year for the Bobcats. You thought last year was painful to watch, this year would have been worse. But that's not to say we haven't built for a bighter future. It would have been fun watching Kemba though.

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so does this year count towards a players 5 year deal?

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