BlazerfanSam32's Blog


Nov 10

What about the fans?

By BlazerfanSam32
My name is Sam Scalf I am 32 and live in Portland, Oregon.  Now, I have been a die hard fan of the only Sport team that we have being the Trailblazers, myself and many have stuck by our team through thick and thin with nothing but pride! I feel like the nba players and the union you represent are robbing society only worried about your pockets, well my question is, what about the fans? The people who have supported most of the players even when they were still in college? The ones who buy the merchandise and tickets? Wear the players names on their clothing? Buy their shoes? Believe in them? Or the kids who on the playground pretend to be them as they are learning the game of basketball, and dream of being them when they grow up? That's how us the fans of any thing look at it not just the nba, it used to be about entertainment for the fans and pride! Not all about the money cause if we the fans just locked out and refused to watch or support, all the players and the union wouldn't have what you have, and would have to struggle like most of us fans! Maybe I should start a blog to start an nba fan lockout and protest what you guys are doing to us it's like you guys don't care!!


  1. i understand your frustration, Sam. i have been considering leaving nba basketball behind, given my own distaste for what is going on. i do, however, have to disagree with you that it is the players' fault in this mess. the players/union have done much more compromising during the course of these cba negotiations than the owners/league (they've already agreed to a seven-point reduction on the bri issue). regardless of how the players/union act upon the owners/league's current offer, the players/union has already suffered the largest losses.

    the nba is grossly mismanaged. over the past 15 or so years, through free agency signings, et al, the league has gotten itself into this mess. now it is attempting to extort the players into digging them out of it. i don't blame the players for trying to get all they can get when negotiating their contracts. I would. in fact, i plan to go into law following college and law school, and i plan to ask for the best compensation package i can get. it will be up to my prospective law firm to decide what it can or cannot afford.

    like you, i want to see an end to this lockout and would like to see games being played. obviously, the sooner the better or more fans like us will be contemplating dropping the nba from our schedules/routines.

    ~ KMM

    by Kassandra on 11/14/2011 10:09 AM
  2. Hello Kassandra, thank you for your feedback! I respect people's opinions, as I try to see it from their point of views. I think my wording was all wrong on my first posting, didn't mean for it to sound like I was just blaming the players, but in fact all parties involved! My posting was suppose to serve as an eyes opener for whom ever it reached, even if one player/ or owner read it and could just have a little thought or feeling from it then I have succeeded. Kassandra you are very smart, so let me paint a picture that might better say the point I was trying to make on here. Most people work 40 hours or more a week busting their bottoms at jobs that they don't like just barely making it, there are homeless and starving people out there, not everyone is blessed with a talent, or a brilliant brain so they practically kill themselves working making less then 50 thousand a year, and then on the other hand you have the whole nba players, owners and ect. That make more than most dream about and never see their whole lives, nice cars some more then others, and some fans can barely afford to buy a bike, and they still struggling find a way to come to games in the nose bleeds to support their teams, so I just feel like people who believe in you come before money especially when you already have more then most. Thanks for listening I was just making a statement.

    by BlazerfanSam32 on 11/14/2011 11:48 PM
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