wow seriously what is bad about tweeting during halftime the nba needs to stop being so strict about stupid things like this
they just banned it at half time and during games. That sounds right to me, the players need to be focusing on the game not tweeting.
IMO, this is a good thing. The NBA is where it is today because they are strict. They have a very strict dress code as far as in the game and before the game. They have very harsh rules regarding the media and they are tough on their players. This is why they are the best professional league in America. They run a tight shift and dont put up with shit. I dont blame them. Tweeting during halftime is distracting to the player, other players, and the coaches. You dont get paid to tweet while you are working do you?? NO. They dont get paid to tweet, they get paid to play the game. Is it such a big deal that these guys cant go 2 hours without updating whats going on?? Come on. Do your job then tweet after the game.
great post 8thdeadlysin
I think it's a great move by the NBA. I knew once the whole tweeting thing blew up that eventually it was going to backfiring. Examples so far include J.R. Smith, Michael Beasly, and Stephon Marbury). I know if I was a coach and I was trying to tell my players something or want them to stay focused that I would be pissed if my players were tweeting. When you are at the game, your head should be at the game unless maybe there is a serious family matter or something similar going on.
As far as the dress code goes, that's stupid. Sure it's a business, but it's basketball. I think the guys that are injured or unable to play should wear suits, but if you are playing or available to play you should be able to dress comfortably. Let the players stay loose. No matter how you spin it, the guys are going to play a popular gym class game and there are no suits in gym class.
its like a half time interview more or less
but its understandable why they didnt does it matter tho ?
lol best professional league? try the NFL.. NBA is nowhere near them.
Is that a serious remark? The NFL is full of juicers who are a step ahead of &$#%#&@! league mandated testing protocols, woman beaters and thugs. That might sound harsh but David Stern is the best commisioner and the NBA is the best league in American pro sports. Yeah the NBA has it's share of knuckleheads, but how many of e'm are routinely charged with felonies and sentenced? The NFL has at least a few EVERY YEAR. The NFL makes more money 'cause football is more widely accepted than basketball, but more fans does not equal a better league.
I understand why the rules are in place and also why the NBA is so strict. They have a image to uphold and the player are mostly African Americans and most come from low income families and situations. The Majority of the US is Caucasian. The commissioner has to make moves to appeal to his viewers to keep the money coming it that allows players to get paid on an average more than MJ made in the league for the average. Most player getting that are no where near MJ' s skills. After looking at the league, David Stern has a hard job because in this hip hop culture, most of the players want to dress and look like what many Caucasian stereotype as thugs so obviously getting them to see pass there stereotypes that are unwarranted is not easy. This is especially hard is so member in the league do act thuggish from time to time and do stupid stuff and let everyone know it. During the season it is harder to cover up stuff.
I agree with Sheltwon. Stern has a tough job. He doesn't want to be overbearing and try to control every little detail of how players look and act and what they say. But he also needs to make sure they come off as professional and dedicated athletes. That's why you always see those comercials where the players are helping kids read and building new homes in poverty areas. I think the NBA does as good a job as anybody at running a sports league. It also has grown overseas at an astonishing rate. I believe it might be the number 2 sport in the world behind soccer. All these little things like Twitter and the dress code help and I'll give Stern the benefit of the doubt when he implements these rules. I don't think the players mind too much if they can't twitter or have to wear a collard shirt to games.
Yeah.. Take a look at the # of players in each league... NFL Team= 60X32= almost 2000 players.. NBA Team= 15X30=450.
NFL has 4 times as many players than the NBA. Once you figure out the ratios of number of people getting in trouble I'd bet it's very close. Also take into consideration NBA is a lot longer of a season, as they are on the road and have coaches around them more often. NBA plays twice as long, which equals to half the free time for them to make such mistakes.
And yet the NFL makes more money even though it isn't a global game like the NBA. They don't have "alleged" referee fixings. The players are under the same if not more strict dress code than the NBA. NFL has no twittering during games policy as well. And the NFL is much better at marketing itself. Do you think the Super Bowl is so big because of chance? Its a sport that is thriving in marketing when players cant even show there face on the field.
So yes, I am serious. NBA is the 2nd best run professional sports league in the country. In my opinion, it's not even really close. Stern does a good job dont get me wrong. But the NFL is above and beyond it.