The Trouble With NBA Lockout Coverage

Friday, November 18, 2011


The negotiations between NBA players and NBA owners broke down this week - pushing the league to the precipice of missing an entire season of games. What started as a sports story has become a complicated labor story. Brooke talks with NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca about the difficulties the lockout poses for sports reporter who know a lot about how to cover a game but less about protracted labor negotiations. 

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Comments [2]

Thank you Mike!

Each week you have a series of guests. At the end of each segment the interviewer says some variation of "thank you" and each interviewee almost always responds with some variation of "no, thank you". Mike is the first guest in quite sometime to simply say "You're welcome."

It seems weird, but I'd love to see a story about the death of the phrase "You're welcome" in the United States. What does it say about us as a culture? I miss "You're welcome."

Nov. 21 2011 03:53 PM
Brandon Bombay from Toronto

I'm covering the lockout in a unique way. Protesting in original fashion, I'm having an alcoholic drink for every game missed due to this asinine lockout.

Nov. 18 2011 09:14 PM

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