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    the NBA should shorten the reg. season

    think about it. in the NFL the season is only 16 games meaning players dont have to spend the majority of the year in the city they play in. giving small market teams chances to win. like Indy, N.O., Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Kansas city, and New england are all small market teams tht have sucess because players are willing to sign there based on the level of talent and potential, not on the city, location, weather, market.

    Now look at the nba. the season stretches from late Oct. to May (not including playoffs). s so the majority of the year they will be living in the city they play in. so players seem like they are more interested in where they are living then winnig. the small markets in the NBA. Cleveland, Minn., Indy, Det., Sac, Jersey, toronto, and memphis are all at the bottom of the league and their divisions. the only smalll market teams tht are in the lead of their divisions are the thunder and jazz. and they have built through the draft and trades, no major signings.

    the lakers, celtics, heat and Spurs have won the last 6 ships. the pistons were the last small market team to win a ship and they one with no true star, then stars started wanting to live in better markets and a small market team hasnt won since.

    teams like Cleveland and toronto lost their superstars to a city with a bigger market, better weather and better location. Chris Bosh wldnt join Lebron on the cavs because he didnt wanna play in Cleveland. if the season was shorter and the majority of the year wasnt the season, Bosh prly would of gone to cleveland and given a small market team a chance to win

    a shorter season will give small market team a chance to win and strech the talent across the league and make it more interesting. thoughts?

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    I should shorten my dick

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    No. The NFL plays 16 games because of the brutal contact they receive week in week out. Small market teams need to hire better GMs (look at okc) and stop having owners like Memphis just dishing out money and overpaying.

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    I think it would be better for the players but the league would lose tons of revenue and the record books would be ruined.

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    a player isnt gonna resign with a small market team. OKC hasnt reached the point where there stars are unristricted free agents. look at the melo situation, no teams besides New york and Jersey (who are moving to Brooklyn) are trying to persue him because they know he isnt signing with them at the end of the season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno87 View Post
    I think it would be better for the players but the league would lose tons of revenue and the record books would be ruined.
    yea tht wld be one of the downfalls

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU4life View Post
    a player isnt gonna resign with a small market team. OKC hasnt reached the point where there stars are unristricted free agents. look at the melo situation, no teams besides New york and Jersey (who are moving to Brooklyn) are trying to persue him because they know he isnt signing with them at the end of the season
    They won't do that with a shorter season either. Look at the guys who have left. Bosh wanted to raise his profile instead of staying in Toronto or going to Cleveland. Melo wants to go home to New York. LeBron was, understandably IMO, unhappy with things in Cleveland, yet there are reports that he still wanted to stay with Bosh joining him. Those aren't guys who are going to be swayed by a shorter season. And San Antonio isn't exactly a big sports market, Utah is always good, and Miami isn't a huge basketball market either. Shortening the season won't really accomplish anything.

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    They better be playing this much with how much they're being paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsfan28 View Post
    They won't do that with a shorter season either. Look at the guys who have left. Bosh wanted to raise his profile instead of staying in Toronto or going to Cleveland. Melo wants to go home to New York. LeBron was, understandably IMO, unhappy with things in Cleveland, yet there are reports that he still wanted to stay with Bosh joining him. Those aren't guys who are going to be swayed by a shorter season. And San Antonio isn't exactly a big sports market, Utah is always good, and Miami isn't a huge basketball market either. Shortening the season won't really accomplish anything.
    yea but weather, location and a better city is in their favor. melo wants to be in a bigger market and wants to live in NY, going back to his hometown is complete Bulls**t, thts his accuse to cver this up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU4life View Post
    yea but weather, location and a better city is in their favor. melo wants to be in a bigger market and wants to live in NY, going back to his hometown is complete Bulls**t, thts his accuse to cver this up.
    What players have gone to weather, outside of the big 3 this offseason, where that was really their only location?

    And LOL at you knowing his true intentions better than he does. Especially when New York has awful weather, which is apparently a big factor, and there are places he can go where he would be THE guy, such as NJ which will be a big market soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NetsPaint View Post
    They better be playing this much with how much they're being paid.
    the highest paid(including indorsments) bball player (Lebron) makes less than 3 or 4 NFL players.
    straight up salary Kobe is the highest paid and makes less than Manning (both mannings tht is)

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    I should shorten my goldfish
    Yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU4life View Post
    the highest paid(including indorsments) bball player (Lebron) makes less than 3 or 4 NFL players.
    straight up salary Kobe is the highest paid and makes less than Manning (both mannings tht is)
    Yet LeBron passed up a chance to likely be paid more by going to NY and didn't do it. And shortening the season would mean players make less salary since the league as a whole would make less and players get a percentage of the profit.

    Quote Originally Posted by goblazers7 View Post
    I should shorten my goldfish
    Why, yes. Yes you should.

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