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Sport NBA: Most against: Players don't want a start before Christmas

08:30  29 october  2020
08:30  29 october  2020 Source:   spox.com

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But every professional player aims directly for the hoop, and they seem to miss a lot of shots unnecessarily. This is especially a problem when shooting Is there a reason for this? Is there a rule against it? Or is it just a style thing, and players would rather get a swoosh than use the backboard?

The NBA reportedly wants to start playing again on December 22nd to play again on Christmas Day. However, that should not have been well received by the players.

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This is what Chris Haynes reports from Yahoo Sports . Accordingly, numerous players, including some stars, should not agree with this solution at all. This group of players would prefer Martin Luther King Day, January 18, as the start of the season.

The NBA recently informed the teams that they would be targeting December 22nd for a 72-game season. Initially, MLK-Day was also the goal of the league, but from a financial point of view it would be important if the NBA played again for Christmas.

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Well, they’re not off to a good start . Not only did the Grizzlies lose their first tough post-break game ( against the Lakers on Friday), they lost their first easy one ( against the So just four days into the home stretch, the Western Conference playoff race is a lot tighter than it was before All-Star weekend.

They'll have more games against teams 2-6 in the East after the break (10) than they had before it (nine). Their 17-6 record (fifth best in the league) between Christmas and the All-Star break came with a Fifteen different players have started for the Mavs this season, with eight of those 15 having

NBPA players' union president Michele Roberts told Shams Charania of The Athletic that most players were "negative" about the league's new proposal. The union now has until Friday to discuss this.

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"The union and the players are now analyzing all the data and we will not rush anything," said Roberts. "We have collected the data from all parties and will make a counter-proposal as soon as possible." Roberts also stated that she does not see the deadline on Friday as fixed and that there will be no decision until then.

If the season were to start again before Christmas, the two final teams Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat would not even have had two months of vacation. That's why Danny Green recently hinted that stars like LeBron James might not play for the first month of the season.

"You expect the players to pack their bags again after a month or so and report to training," said Roberts. "The NBA's proposal is based only on expected losses."

Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe (both ESPN ) had recently reported that had suffered massive financial losses due to the corona pandemic. Accordingly, compared to the previous year, the revenues decreased by ten percent to 8.3 billion dollars

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