Originally written on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Picimg_nba_feb_17_1c56


Today, in two consecutive tweets, Orlando Magic player rep Chris Duhon explained what fans (and David Stern) hope will come from this week.

His first tweet mentioned that the Magic will support the new proposal. His second tweet noted, quite succinctly, “this deal sucks.”

As fans, we know the players are getting screwed with this proposal (as much as the NBA pretends otherwise). We just hope they decide to accept a bad deal anyway, for two reasons:

1) We’d really love to see NBA hoops this season.

And

2) If the players don’t accept the current proposal, um, does anyone have a reasonable plan to encourage a better proposal? (Silence. Yeah, didn’t think so.)

If NBA players vote to accept the latest collective bargaining proposal, I doubt many fans will shout, “But the owners are such bullies! Take it back, players! Extend this NBA lockout until you can get a fair deal!” Fans will be too busy rejoicing the (finally) approaching NBA schedule.

I realize that it’s harsh to root for players to accept a bum deal. They should have principles, they should stand up for themselves, they shouldn’t let owners shove them around, et cetera, et cetera. I agree. But at the same time, as a fan, I just want basketball.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Antonio Brown on contract: 'I've got enough' money

Kaepernick posts insensitive joke about Houston floods

50 Cent’s boxing company files for bankruptcy

Rangers-Lightning Game 6: Prediction for elimination game

Phillies GM says team's fans 'don't understand the game’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Adrian Peterson reportedly has considered retirement

Report: Bulls could cheat Tom Thibodeau out of coaching jobs

Report: Russell Wilson to skip Seahawks' first OTAs this week

Former NFL wideout Joe Horn calls Roger Goodell 'the devil'

Dolphins expect Ndamukong Suh to attend voluntary OTAs

Kyle Long has great reaction to Bears releasing Ray McDonald

Transfer rumors: Drogba, Pirlo and Gomez linked to MLS

Robinson Cano's slump: The good news, the bad news

Joe Maddon unhappy over Cubs’ ‘awkward schedule’

Buck Showalter takes shot at Marlins over management

UGA wants SEC to ban transfers with 'serious misconduct' issues

Cavs' Kevin Love cleared to travel with team

Four crazy stats from the NBA Playoffs thus far

The National League pack of first baseman is ridiculous

Everyone is a doctor when it comes to Steph Curry

LeBron gives praise to teammate Tristan Thompson

NFL OTAs: Learning, communication & camaraderie

Rockets players got media release about Warriors' sweep

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Transfer rumors: Drogba, Pirlo and Gomez linked to MLS

Cano's slump: The good news, bad news

Disappointments of the MLB season

UGA wants SEC to ban transfers with misconduct issues

Long's great reaction to Bears releasing McDonald

Crazy stats from the NBA Playoffs

WATCH: Curry leaves game after nasty fall

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout

Bears cut McDonald after incident

Report: Pierce could opt out of contract

The Talented Mr. Blatt

Is Dellavedova a dirty player?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.