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Video: Danny Granger says the lockout has damaged the game

Nov 17, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT

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Indiana Pacers swingman Danny Granger was honest in an interview with Russ Thaler on NBC SportsTalk (a daily show on Versus you should be watching anyway because you never know when I will pop up on there). He says that Stern deserves a lot of the blame for the lockout — as commissioner he needs to watch out for the good of the NBA and he let this get too far.

Which is also what Chris Sheridan of also said on the show (watch below).

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  1. liltmac2003 - Nov 18, 2011 at 4:13 AM

    Not trying to go on a rant or anything, but I think the lockout has damaged the way people view the players.

    What’s damaged is that the players are calling owners greedy. Players use the term “the NBA is a business”, but when it comes to the lockout, owners are greedy, not trying to profit every team there is. No, it’s not longer a business, but just greed.

    What’s damaged is that the players aren’t satisfied with 51% and want 52.5% of the BRI.

    What’s damaged is that the people arguing for that extra 1.5% aren’t going to be around in a couple of years.

    What’s damaged is that while players want that extra 1.5%, I’m most likely not going to have a job period to pay off my student loans after I graduate.

    What’s damaged is that sure the owners and players still have money, but all those arena workers, bus drivers, concessions, won’t have and now have the task of finding another job with America being almost 10% jobless.

    I’m not trying to hate on Danny Granger, just felt like saying what needs to be said. They say “Don’t hate the player, hate the game”. How can I hate the game while that’s the only thing I don’t at the moment?

  2. hystoracle - Nov 18, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    The damage has only begun… We’ll see what occurs in a couple years when the game emerges out of the smoldering ashes of lawsuits decided.

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