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NBA Shifts Website Focus To Dance Teams

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Another chapter in the NBA lockout has been written.  Or maybe it’s just a page in a chapter.  Or really a footnote, but it’s a funny one regardless of how big a story it is.  Try going to your favorite teams website now and look for your favorite player.  They have been scrubbed from the internet.  Go ahead and try clicking on the names on the rosters – it will redirect you to NBA.com with a picture of David Stern at the helm. The Knicks front page features John Starks for crying out loud.  The Miami Heat?  Only go there if you want to buy Heat pool toys.  The main stories are now centered around new administration hires and the respective dance squads.  I’m not complaining too much – I’ve been trying to find an application for the Celtics Dance Team for years now – but it’s a pretty funny and largely petty move on the part of the owners.  Unless there’s something there legally I’m missing?  (Which is a good possibility.)

Either way, nice move guys.  Make your websites even less interesting than they were before – sure fire way to drum up public support.

Article written by Will Lentz

5 Comments for NBA Shifts Website Focus To Dance Teams



  1. Back On Top
    5:10 pm July 1, 2011 Permalink

    First… in hearts and minds across the Commonwealth!



  2. Laker Cat 18
    5:20 pm July 1, 2011 Permalink

    There is an add for an English-Arab news website at the top of KSR as I type this featuring Moammar Gadhafi. No joke. Not much different than the Knicks featuring Starks or the Heat featuring pool toys if you ask me.



  3. SexnNursinHomes
    5:30 pm July 1, 2011 Permalink

    Thanks for the link Lentz, I just spent $2,346.57 on Heat merchandise. Awaiting my Miami Heat cheerleader blow-up doll as of 3 minutes ago.



  4. RicksVD
    8:04 pm July 1, 2011 Permalink

    Where are the “flops” for sale? Endorsed by Wade, King James and Bosh. Flops galore!



  5. JMM
    8:38 am July 2, 2011 Permalink

    FYI. Legal issue: Once the CBA expired, and, in this case, the lockout of union members, there is no contract under which any of the union members (i.e., players) can be utilized by the owners. If their names are listed on the website, it could be deemed to be utilizing the name, likeness, or image of one of the players for owner benefit. The owners could be sued for inappropriate and unauthorized use. All names, likeness, and images of players had to be removed pending negotiations. JMM