Father Pat

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  1. Father Pat

    COVID-19 POSITIVE NBA PLAYERS

    Do you need and want others to tell you what to do, how to think, and who to vote for? Are you not strong enough mentally to figure that out for yourself? I like to think that we are, that is why I believe we don't need to hear any propaganda. Especially on a basketball talk site.
  2. Father Pat

    COVID-19 POSITIVE NBA PLAYERS

    It is not anyone's "freedom" to get others ill. If someone is stupid enough to put themselves at any risk for anything, that is their right, and should be. It is wrong for anyone to put someone else at risk though. Anyone using the "mask" issue solely for political purposes is a simple tool.
  3. Father Pat

    COVID-19 POSITIVE NBA PLAYERS

    I bet you are a nice guy when you're not spewing political garbage or droning on about JV. Of course, you wouldn't be saying anything then.... When people are against someone thinking for themselves, they are obviously people you need to stay away from.
  4. Father Pat

    COVID-19 POSITIVE NBA PLAYERS

    It's because there are too many stupid people that need to be told what is best for them. Some actually want to be lorded over. It's also easy to mock personal freedoms when you have them. What about smoking? Smoking will shorten your life, at the least. Do you need/want a law directing you to not smoke or are you smart enough to do what is best for you, especially when it is a simple matter of choice? The smart person does not smoke by their own choice. The feeble minded demands a law that prevent themselves from smoking. What about drug laws? It is beyond reasonable belief that anyone would inject drugs into themselves. I don't need a law telling me not to do something so stupid, yet there are laws against it and still stupid people still inject themselves. Anyone that willingly gives up freedoms is weak minded. People need to think for themselves. A (D) or an (R) that is attached to a politicians name does not preclude them from corruption. Nearly all of the law makers are corrupt, and I for one am not fool enough to turn over ANY freedoms to corrupt politicians.
  5. Father Pat

    Can this NBA season be saved?

    LIES!!!!
  6. Father Pat

    Can this NBA season be saved?

    Best thing you ever said!!! 😊
  7. Father Pat

    Can this NBA season be saved?

    You obviously have stopped taking your medication....
  8. Father Pat

    WHO SCARES YOU THE MOST?

    Chip in his speedo
  9. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
  10. Father Pat

    Can this NBA season be saved?

    You spend too much time being defensive and wrongly reading into things (see your statements that are bold). Yes, I tried to present why I have come to my opinion with facts, as you should try. All of the discussion with the league, owners, and players boils down to one thing; money. The owners will not all agree to lose more money just to finish the season. The players will not want to give up salary. Those are truths, which are also called facts. Because of their binding contract, (the CBA), the league, owners and players can't arbitrarily change parts of the CBA without full consent of all parties. It takes time, and for players to finish the season after the end of June with their current teams after their contracts expire, there would have to be changes made (fact). What are the ramifications of changing contract lengths? Gained or lost wages for starters. It boils down to money and then compromise. It always does, and compromise always takes time. Keep in mind that Chris Paul is the union president. His salary for this season was supposed to be just over 38 million while more than half the players in the league were scheduled to make less than 3 million. Paul missing out on a few million is easier to swallow than half of the league will be willing to. Salary issues will not likely be quickly addressed. Now the league could also be thinking, screw it, we won't mess with the CBA. Let the players contracts run out, have the draft, sign free agents, then finish the season. This would explain why they used the word "restart" instead of using continue or finish (the season). Teams would be "restarting" because their would be new players on each team. Or maybe the use of the word (restart) had no thought behind it. The point being that it has to be either way, negotiate in order to change the length of contracts or let the ones running out expire and deal with the free agents (fact). Either way adds to the time table and none of it has been mentioned. Now we have the big announcement that is "official". What is it really? Not that the league has a plan to continue/finish this season but that they are having "exploratory conversations" about possibly "restarting" the season. Classic NBA fluff to me. They mention creating a "hermetic bubble" for the players in the article. How is that possible when the many, many people that are needed to staff Disney World have to go home every day at the end of their work days? How many of the players truly want to be cooped up there for all the weeks it will take to finish the season and/or playoffs? Of course the league, owners, and players say they WANT to finish the season. That's easy to say. Can they is the real question. Many issues must be straightened out and time is not on their side. Everything I just wrote are truths. I didn't even get into the losses occurring to the owners. The truths were used to form my opinion. Can you prove the same? Now why don't you explain to me how the Euroleague has "way more moving parts... than the NBA" as you stated. The Euroleague plays less games, has less teams, and the teams do not have equivalents of the G league to support like the NBA does.
  11. Father Pat

    Can this NBA season be saved?

    Hopefully. I still believe that there are too many issues to be ironed out and not enough time. The "official" statement is actually an announcement of a plan for making a plan. "Exploratory conversations" is the term they used. I like your optimism but just can't see it happening myself.
  12. Father Pat

    Can this NBA season be saved?

    Of course they are "coming back". Sports are not cancelled forever. Today Euroleague has officially cancelled the rest of this season. They too are coming back. This thread is about the question if this current NBA season will continue or not. I don't believe it will be and stated why. If you can't accept someone having a difference of opinion, that's on you.
  13. Father Pat

    Can this NBA season be saved?

    This is just a stupid, shameful comment.