Amare Stoudemire says players may start their own league..

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 7 years ago '05        #1
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GROUCHCARTEL 97 heat pts97
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Amare Stoudemire says players may start their own league..
 

 

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If the NBA lockout forces the cancellation of the 2011-12 season, New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire says players will give "serious" consideration to starting their own league.

According to Stoudemire, the possibility of forming an alternate league has already been discussed among players.

"Obviously we're trying to ... get this lockout resolved. We want to play NBA basketball. But if it doesn't happen what are we gonna do? We can't just sit around and not do anything. So we have to figure out ways to now continue to play basketball at a high level against top competition and have fun doing it. So, that's the next step," Stoudemire said Tuesday night at a Manhattan Footlocker to promote his new sneaker, the Nike Air Max Sweep Thru.

Knicks F Amare Stoudemire weighs in on the NBA lockout, his involvement in the negotiations, whether the players are unified, the expectations in New York and more.


There are, of course, many hurdles to be cleared before players get an alternate league off the ground. Among those include finding a source for player salaries, game venues, broadcast rights and player insurance, just to name a few.

Without addressing logistics, Stoudemire believes starting another league is an idea players will explore.

"If we don't go to Europe, then let's start our own league; that's how I see it," the 6-foot-11 forward/center said.

Stoudemire was asked to gauge "how serious" the idea is being considered.

"It's very, very serious. It's just a matter of us strategically coming up with a plan, a blueprint and putting it together," he said. "So we'll see how this lockout goes. If it goes one or two years, then we've got to start our own league."

NBA commissioner David Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season Monday night, the 102nd day of the lockout.

Stern's announcement marked just the second time in league history that a labor dispute has forced the cancellation of regular season games.

"We don't want to lose games at all, man," Stoudemire said. "It's something that we just really don't want to do. We want to play and play now. Obviously we can't due to the circumstances so, you never know what the future holds."

Stoudemire is preaching for fans and those involved with the league to be patient.

"I think we're pretty far apart, but the most important part is that we're trying to work to get something done," Stoudemire said earlier Tuesday while making appearances on "SportsCenter" and "ESPN First Take" at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters to promote his sneaker. "There are so many jobs at stake; their livelihoods are on the line. We'll get a deal done eventually."

As far as his personal future, Stoudemire reiterated that he has received offers from European clubs but hasn't seriously considered the option -- yet.

"I think it definitely should be considered; it could be an option," he said. "I think the next meeting is not scheduled yet, but I think after that next meeting then we can figure out where we really stand with this whole thing."

Stoudemire participated in a charity game in Miami earlier this month featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant and others.

NBA players have played in various charity games around the country over the last few months. They are expected to continue to do so.

The most structured lockout event was a two-week, NBA-only league in Las Vegas hosted by longtime trainer Joe Abunassar.

If the lockout continues to drag on, Stoudemire believes players may eventually provide a more permanent alternative to the NBA.

"If it (doesn't) resolve then we're thinking about starting our own league," he said.


When, and if, the owners and players hold a joint news conference to announce a new collective bargaining agreement has been ratified, Stoudemire said the Knicks are prepared to contend with the Heat for a spot in the NBA Finals.

"We have a pretty solid team; we're pretty confident with the guys we have now," he said. "I think the moves we made this past season, bringing in Carmelo (Anthony) and Chauncey (Billups), definitely helped us get to that championship level."

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 7 years ago '10        #2
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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fans don't care.....didn't even get a trending topic on twitter
 7 years ago '04        #4
TheGame4705 21 heat pts21
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and where the fu*k he think they gonna play.. in highschools and college campuses would be the only choice as the stadiums are owned by the owners.
 7 years ago '10        #5
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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their gonna play at the Y........
 7 years ago '06        #6
RAZAH CUTS 6076 heat pts6076
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ppl are acting like what he said was dumb, but really it was the most original and intelligent thing an NBA player has said in a loooong time..

they get paid nicely for what they do, but they don't own sh*t, they still workin for the man..still operating within his system... why not try and get somethin of their own? Why not try and move forward? Why not?
 10-11-2011, 08:29 PM         #7
SeaJaiye 
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n*ggas rly thought the players would cave in
 7 years ago '08        #8
Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269
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 TheGame4705 said:
and where the fu*k he think they gonna play.. in highschools and college campuses would be the only choice as the stadiums are owned by the owners.
not all of em. probably not even most of em. and even if they did, most cities have more than just 1 venue available. this isn't 1911
 7 years ago '10        #9
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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 SeaJaiye said:
n*ggas rly thought the players would cave in
they will when the checks stop coming in.... endorsement money will stop also
 7 years ago '10        #10
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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 TheGame4705 said:
and where the fu*k he think they gonna play.. in highschools and college campuses would be the only choice as the stadiums are owned by the owners.
nah not all the stadiums
 7 years ago '08        #11
Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269
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 RAZAH CUTS said:
they get paid nicely for what they do, but they don't own sh*t, they still workin for the man..still operating within his system... why not try and get somethin of their own? Why not try and move forward? Why not?
black man ain't 'sposed to have no league[/****]
 7 years ago '10        #12
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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 RAZAH CUTS said:
ppl are acting like what he said was dumb, but really it was the most original and intelligent thing an NBA player has said in a loooong time..

they get paid nicely for what they do, but they don't own sh*t, they still workin for the man..still operating within his system... why not try and get somethin of their own? Why not try and move forward? Why not?
too big of an investment........if they get billionaires to back them...maybe
 7 years ago '10        #13
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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 sho 2010 said:
do you think those superstars really care?

n*gga kobe made 24mil last season

amare 20mill

lebron 16mil

wade 15mil

melo just made 15mil

n*ggas aint worring about money
the other 475 nba players care.
 7 years ago '10        #14
Agentzer0oo0 215 heat pts215
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 RAZAH CUTS said:
ppl are acting like what he said was dumb, but really it was the most original and intelligent thing an NBA player has said in a loooong time..

they get paid nicely for what they do, but they don't own sh*t, they still workin for the man..still operating within his system... why not try and get somethin of their own? Why not try and move forward? Why not?
A black man.....with.....their....their.........their own league

Must be out yo rabid a.ss mind
 7 years ago '05        #15
ReppinDaBurghh 55 heat pts55
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 Reppindaburghh said:
Then all the mega stars of the league could group together and combine their money and start their own league.



 7 years ago '10        #16
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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they could do it but they need to risk all of their life savings :rofl2:


take the 50/50 and play ball already
 7 years ago '08        #17
Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269
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 Dextromethorphan said:
too big of an investment........if they get billionaires to back them...maybe
it doesn't have to be NBA scale. they could do it TNA style, where they just post up in one location (save money on travel and whatnot). maybe NY or LA. do a doubleheader once a week or something. and i doubt they'd have any trouble with sponsors and tv coverage


it wont make em rich right off the bat or anything, but it's a start
 7 years ago '11        #18
Backflipz 84 heat pts84
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There will be no thing as a hometown crowd, Just who has the most appeal to twitter followers. The bench players aint gettin sh*t but what the superstars leave for them
 7 years ago '07        #19
KnicksLost 17 heat pts17
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 Dee Grande said:
it doesn't have to be NBA scale. they could do it TNA style, where they just post up in one location (save money on travel and whatnot). maybe NY or LA. do a doubleheader once a week or something. and i doubt they'd have any trouble with sponsors and tv coverage


it wont make em rich right off the bat or anything, but it's a start
 10-11-2011, 08:47 PM         #20
Vealservedchill 
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[QUOTE=RAZAH CUTS;20893637]ppl are acting like what he said was dumb, but really it was the most original and intelligent thing an NBA player has said in a loooong time..

they get paid nicely for what they do, but they don't own sh*t, they still workin for the man..still operating within his system... why not try and get somethin of their own? Why not try and move forward? Why not?[/QUOTE

right. The players union equals alot of 0's. Money talks the owners will end up taking an L regardless this time around. I wonder what Jordan has to say about all this mess
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