Thursday, November 24, 2011

Smith to Occupy NBA

From the Daily News:

With local businesses losing money and neither side in the NBA lockout willing to negotiate, one city official is planning to follow the philosophy of the downtown protesters and occupy the NBA.

As a prelude to what state Sen. Malcolm A. Smith calls a “national movement,” the Queens Democrat will lead a group of restaurant owners, season-ticket holders and disgruntled basketball fans in demanding refunds and gathering signatures on a giant petition Wednesday in front of Madison Square Garden.

And if David Stern and Billy Hunter don’t settle their differences in the next four weeks, Smith said the protest will move across the country in “A Day of Solidarity” on Dec. 11. Smith said he has contacted officials in Chicago and Los Angeles who are willing to organize similar protests in front of their respective NBA arena.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's time for Smith to get a life! Does he really think anyone cares about NBA players and owners having a labor dispute. I hope they never play.

cmdrtebok said...

Yes lets boycott the NBA while the city I represent is giving away free land and tax payer money to Ratner to build another NBA arena.

Anonymous said...

The fact of the matter is nobody cares that the nba is on lockout.

sirbeef said...

Nobody gives a shite about the NBA except small market mayors and some urban/hip-hop types.

Gary the Agnostic said...

What a courageous action!!!!

Anonymous said...

the N.B.A. needs to be integrated.

Anonymous said...

It's time this POL get back to work. Play time in your off hours not on the people's clock already - get to work fool!

The NBA can go to hell!