Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index and HeatFreak.com discussed the impact of the NBA Lockout on the employees and economy in Miami with Ethan J. Skolnick from the Palm Beach Post and separated fact from fiction in the issues being put through the NBA's spin cycle.
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- Podcasters: Miami Heat Index, Ethan J. Skolnick and Alfredo Arteaga
- Recorded: 10/21/11 at 6:01 PM EDT
The podcasters identified what's fact and what's fiction in the myths being spread about the NBA lockout.
As lockout continues, Heat staffers suffer more salary cuts by Ethan J. Skolnick
- Myth: Real Losers in the Lockout are Local Employees & Businesses?
The 50/50 Fallacy, And 10 Myths Driving The NBA To Armageddon by Andrew Sharp; NBA Lockout and Inception of Conventional Wisdom by Miami Heat Index
- Myth No. 1: Owners are willing to partner with the players
- Myth No. 2: 50/50 Split Is Fair
- Myth No. 3: Players Need To Recognize It's A Different Economic Climate (Bad contracts hurt the NBA)
- Myth No. 4: This Is About Billionaires Vs. Millionaires, Plain And Simple
- Myth No. 5: NBA Owners Are Losing Money
- Myth No. 6: This Lockout Is About Restoring Competitive Balance
- Myth No. 7: NBA Would Be More Popular With Parity
- Myth No. 8: Players Lack "Intellectual Capital"
- Myth No. 9: All Sports Are Doing This! Just Look At The NHL
Myth No. 10:David Stern Is Controlling The Lockout
Miami Heat Won't Lose Fans from NBA Lockout by Miami Heat Index
- Myth: A Lockout Will Kill the Popularity of the Sport
Alfredo's Week 7 NFL Predictions
Alfredo went 3-2 with last week's picks for the Heat players' favorite NFL teams. He's 17-9 for the season.
- Udonis Haslem, James Jones and Eddie House's Dolphins vs. Broncos: Alfredo picks the Dolphins for the reverse jinx to get Andrew Luck.
- Dwyane Wade's Bears vs. Buccaneers in London: Alfredo picks the Bears to win the best live American football action the UK's ever seen.
- Mario Chalmers Panthers vs. Washington: Alfredo picks the Panthers.
- LeBron James and Chris Bosh's Cowboys vs. Rams: Alfredo picks the Cowboys.
- Mike Miller's Vikings vs. Packers: Alfredo picks the Packers.
The image of the NBPA Lockout Handbook was taken from charged.fm.
This podcast was inspired by E.J. Fischer.