Welcome to the NBA Season, Bucks Fans
Oh Wait a Minute, The Lockout's Still On
In the never ending downward spiral of ESPN, Sportscenter had highlights from the 2010-2011 Season opener.
In the words of the Miz...really? Really? Really?
But what's more sad than that, is the fact that the Bucks season would have started today in San Antonio, against the Spurs.
Instead, arenas like the Bradley Center remain dormant.
Do me a favor, NBA fans. Walk past the fortress on 4th Street today and tell me how cold, dark and lonely the place looks today.
Sure, I'm not happy about the season being in peril. And the widely used phrase "billionaires fighting millionaires" when good people in this country are without jobs, and people whose income depend on the games is cut or gone for the moment.
But the leadership of the NBA better get this right. And trust me, I have my doubts right now in Commissioner David Stern's ability to get a problem solving deal done. Because remember what I said about the BC standing silent?
It could become a permanent thing, if the current pay structure isn't balanced for small market teams like the Bucks. And if the interest level doesn't come back, for the Bucks to get the new arena they will need in the next 6-8 years.
If not, take in that empty feeling at the Bradley Center. And get used to it. Because that's what could happen to the Bucks and downtown Milwaukee in the future.
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