NBA Lockout, LeBron James and Haters Were Hottest Miami Heat Topics in October
Most Popular Articles of the Month
The top three articles at the MHI blog in October are listed below.
However, it seemed the players started to take the Black Wall of Silence down brick-by-brick as the NBA lockout dragged on throughout October. The article, “Heat Check: Occupy the NBA,” explained.
LeBron James and John Wall showed why they are the two best athletes in the NBA at the CP3 All-Star Pickup Game on the campus of Winston-Salem State University last night. Check out the game’s highlights here.
The same media that hated on the Heat all last season have switched their attention to the National Basketball Players Association during the lockout. Just like the Heat, they don’t think the NBPA can win even though simple analysis reveals otherwise.
Most Underrated Articles of the Month
The top three MHI articles picked up by subscribers are listed below.
The bargaining positions of NBA owners reported by Henry Abbott from ESPN in September differed from those reported by Mark Heisler for the LA Times at the All-Star break. Since they canceled all games in November, did the bargaining positions of NBA owners change in October?
The answer is, “Yes,” and it was not a change for the better as the list of owners willing to cancel the season nearly doubled the size of those who want the season to begin.
Everyone knows what happened after the collective bargaining meetings were over, but what happened behind closed doors between the players and owners?
Since reporters weren't allowed in the meetings, the best way to explain negotiations between the NBPA and NBA during the NBA lockout is to recreate them using scenes from Hollywood movies and television shows.
An extended version of NBA Lockout Cinema was published at Bleacher Report.
The problems with Stephen A. Smith ranting on ESPN2’s First Take that LeBron should be obsessed with his performance in the Finals were also broken down on the HEATcast, “NBA Lockout, Stephen A. Smith’s Diss & Week 6 NFL Picks.”
Most Popular Podcast of the Month
The top HEATcast in October was “NBA Lockout Facts & Fiction.”
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 media spin cycle.
HEATcasts were also added to iTunes in October.
For more NBA Lockout facts, check out the series of posts on the History of NBA Labor:
- Part 1: The Impact of Race, Referees and Superstars
- Part 2: The Modern NBA Schedule
- Part 3: Why Players Don’t Work Weekends
All Miami Heat Index articles published in October can be viewed here.
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