It’s official: Two weeks will be lost

The first two weeks of the 2011-12 NBA season…

…never to be.

And that may be just the beginning.

According to NBA commissioner David Stern: “We remain very, very apart on all issues. With every day that goes by, there will be further reductions on what’s left of the season.”

Stern apparently expects the players to blink first in this high stakes game of chicken.

Billy Hunter, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, thinks that’s a mistake. Hunter says that no further negotiations are scheduled and added: “Everybody’s waiting for the players to cave. I’m saying that’s going to be a horrible decision.”

Yep. It’s gotten ugly, folks.

What does this latest development mean for the Bulls?

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes:

For now, the Bulls lose the season opener in Dallas, a Nov. 2 game in New Orleans, the Nov. 5 home opener against the Hawks, home games Nov. 8, 10 and 12 against the Clippers, Thunder and Kings and a Nov. 13 road date in Washington. Season ticket holders will be refunded with interest.

Though the schedule will be redone now that games have been canceled, the Bulls’ website currently shows the team opening with the difficult annual “circus trip” in Portland.

Well. That would be less than ideal.

On the other hand, with the way things are going, the circus trip will get cancelled too. Which might be the only positive thing to come out of this lockout. For the Bulls and Bulls fans anyway.

3 Responses to It’s official: Two weeks will be lost

  1. letsgobulls_24 October 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    i hate rich people.

  2. Chuck October 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    If I were a just drafted rookie, I would sue the NBA to have the contract/draft pick delcared null and void then take my services overseas. I think it would be great if players just started to go overseas.
    The players just need to remember that nobody is looking out for them except for themselves. Corporate America is all about getting yours when you can and to hell with everyone else. CEOs will screw anyone and everyone they can to make sure they get a bonus to buy another summer home.

    BULL4EVER October 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    YO matt mchale this two-week cancellation is nothing at all positive,but a total negative for us Bulls and Bulls fans only,especially when we are the rising team of the future that is totally destined to return to that 90’s glory we once had in the 90’s.I’m totally disappointed about this lockout,but if everybody would start revenue sharing instead of acting like they have never even seen money all the way up to this day then this problem would have never at all taken place.GO BULLS!!!!!!!!!!!

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