Amare Stoudemire: ‘Lets Start Our Own League’
Yesterday Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire was on Sportscenter to discuss all the things going on with the NBA lockout, which is at day 104 today. One of his suggestions was for players to start their own league if things don’t clear up.
It sounds like a crazy idea, but apparently it isn’t to far off. The NBA lockout isn’t getting any closer to a solution so the players are essentially jobless. Regardless as to who is to blame for this, the players want to do what they do and that’s play basketball.
Starting their own league won’t be something that is going to be easy and their are a lot of steps that have to be taken in order to do so. They’ll need to figure out how players will be paid and how much, where games will be played, insurance and also broadcasting rights. Even with all those obstacles, Amare feels like this is the real deal.
It’s very, very serious. It’s just a matter of us strategically coming up with a plan, a blueprint and putting it together. So we’ll see how this lockout goes. If it goes one or two years, then we’ve got to start our own league.
This of course coming after David Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season on Monday night. The NBA players association is reportedly going to meet on Friday to discuss their moves going forward since no progress as made on Sunday and Monday.