Posted by: ivanmahiques | 5 November, 2011

NBA’s lockout? Mande?

Hi everyone!

Today is a really sad day. I don’t know if most of you are riders or not, but for sure all of you have already heard about the fatal crash (and subsequent death) of Marco Simoncelli.

He was a champ and I will entry a future post about his career and his life, but before knowing about that terrible piece of news I initially wanted to explain the also famous “NBA’s lockout”.

Anyway, SuperSic rest in peace, riders we’ll miss you!

As I have said before, I would like to explain a little bit what is happening this season with NBA’s Championship.

First of all I have to say that this isn’t a new situation. Maybe you think you don’t remember last NBA’s lockout, but I’m almost convinced that you have watched this film:

Yes, it is Space Jam film. Starring by Michael Jordan and the “Looney Toons” but also with the special guest of Bill Murray, (and the NBA’s players) Larry Bird, Vlade Divac, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Mugsy Bogues, Larry Johnson and Shawn Bradley.

It was shot during the NBA’s lockout of 1996, by the way I love this film and its soundtrack, specially “Space Jam” and ” I believe I can fly” (one of the prettiest songs ever, link below)

Lockout is an special legal situation typical from the Anglo-saxon countries, and it will mean something similar to “cierre patronal”. People from latin countries don’t have this type of strike’s right. But in Anglo-saxon countries is very usual, and not only employees have strike’s right, even employers have it.

NBA League, it is composed of players’ trade union and NBA’s Franchises owners, and they deal for a variable number of years (usually ten), and when this contract expires they have to negotiate again, which is what is happening right now.

If both parts don’t reach an agreement any of them can stop the Championship until they reach an agreement again.

Nowadays the owners say they are losing huge amounts of money, on the other hand players say that is not true and they want to earn more money because they are really the show.

From my point of view, this situation will end very soon, because owners are very rich men, with lots of companies to earn money but not all the NBA’s players can remain without playing for a year because of their affluent lifestyle.

In the mean time I hope you will enjoy this clip:

See you!


  1. Nice article!!! Very dynamic
    50% Information 50% Entertainment

  2. Thanks Amparo, I hope to post another one as soon as posible, any topic suggestions?

  3. No, no…. let fly your imagination.

  4. Well, not a big fan of NBA or any kind of sport… But honestly, I’m amazed because I didn’t know anything about “NBA knockout” and I heard it a lot of times! Sad for the supporters that there will be no future… 😦 By the way, nice post, and as amparo said; I also appreciate the videos to make it more dynamic. Cheers!

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