Boycotts never really work. They're a good gesture and can catch on with the media, they might get a public relations politically correct statement released from whoever is getting "boycotted," but the higher ups have more pressing things to worry about...like the actual reason they're getting boycotted, instead of a handful of entitled folks saying "I don't realize this is a business...I'M MAD."
It's a labor issue between employers and employees. The employers are swearing that they're losing money and the employees are asserting that they're "cooking the books" to a certain extent (just legally hiding money from the players, nothing illegal as far as I know). It's no different from any other union negotiating for the collective mass of workers, the figures are just different. Don't be selfish and short sighted and say "weyyyllll since they ARE millionaires..." Like I said time and time again....go to work this morning and have your employers say "you know....you guys make way more money than we want you to make...we're taking some back, and you can't come to work until you agree with us" let's see how these people that wanna "boycott" the NBA feel.
Sure it's our money that allows these dudes to be rich out the wazoo....but when isn't that the case? lol. Wasn't the 2005 MTA Strike the workers going on strike for better benefits and monetary security? Should tax payers have said "go back to work mother ****ers...I'M PAYING THE BILLS AROUND THIS PIECE!!!?" Cause that was our money that they wanted a larger chunk of.
I understand the frustration...but a boycott because employers are trying to "F" their employees in the "A", simply because they feel they can? And employees banding together to say "now wait just a god damn minute."
This is just a mad (and rightfully so) NBA fan(s) who feels hurt that there's no basketball, and we all feel that disappointment. But I see McDonalds on that list of establishments that need to be "boycotted" because of their relationship with the NBA....now...come on....really? Are people gonna cancel their Cablevision subs. because Dolan owns it? Am I gonna stop watching Breaking Bad, The Killing, and The Walking Dead because Dolan owns Cablevision, CV owns Rainbow Media Inc, and RMI owns AMC? Not a ****ing chance.
If people wanna see a real money grab then check out what just went down between FOX and DirecTV. That had nothing to do with employers and employees, that was a company saying we need more money for the rights to our networks....because. we. want. more.