New Orleans Hornets Games Cancelled Through November 30th After NBA Talks Break Down

Published: October 28, 2011

There won’t be any New Orleans Hornets games until after December 1st at the earliest. Yet again the Owners and the Players supposedly came close to reaching an agreement, and yet again they found themselves unable to overcome differences in the distribution of basketball related income. As a result of yet another breakdown in negotiations, the league announced the cancellation of another batch of games.

This is either the NBA, a former fan or countless NBA writers who probably share my frustration

It’s another sad day in a long line of sad days for NBA fan. Perhaps someone should inform Billy Hunter and David Stern what exactly is at stake. Maybe that’s something that we, as fans, have not done effectively.

I have no plans to go so far as to say that I’m not going to cover the NBA anymore if they can’t get this thing settled, but the fact that it’s even crossing my mind is a testament to just how far reaching this thing can be for the league’s image and ability to make a profit.

In the past two years I’ve been devoting an ever increasing amount of time to covering the team, to the point where this year I was planning to do it pretty full time in an effort to really give everyone the scoops, interviews, practices and whatnot that mainstream media tends to miss a little bit. I’ve invested a bunch of money and time into Hornets Report as well, in hope that by teaming the two together we can have an all encompassing site that links to and talks about everything Hornets related in the world, a place where Hornets fans will be proud to call home.

But here I am in late October and instead of eagerly anticipating the first game and chatting with the new acquisitions I’m writing this ridiculous article which pretty much can be summed up by the following:  The Owners and Players are both pissing me  and a lot of other people off. They should stop before it crosses that line where they permanently alienate people.

We’ve been talking about upgrading both sites for a while, but where’s the hurry when there’s no sure answer for when the next season is going to be? Does anyone blame us for not being inspired to spend dozens more hours on a site for a league that can’t decide who gets to be the richest?

Thanks, NBA. You’re where amazing continues to happen.


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