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11-15-2011, 03:53 PM
Join Date: May 2007
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I think the views expressed here are extremely naive. Yes, I believe the players are happy with the current set up as are the large market teams. There are too many teams losing gobs of money and in or near bankruptcy to sustain the current system. The steady rise of the salary floor, which moves in tandem with the cap, is killing the small markets. I predict the owners will exercise their right to opt out of the CBA next season, and that the resulting labor problems will be highly contentious.
The players gave back nearly 300 million a year by agreeing to go from 57% down to 50%.
I don't think it's the money issues holding things up now. (Edit: For all teams except those small market teams, roughly 10 of them, who wan't the players share to go down to 47%) If I have understood the topic at all it's more about player movement and length of contracts etc. Cleveland's owner is still butt hurt over losing LeBron and the owners want to give players even less of a chance to play where they want to go.
I'm not siding for either side, cause the only people hurting from this are those lower/middle class workers that depend on the NBA to put food on the table for their families. Most could give a flying F if someone is only making 3 million a year vs 6 million. sucks to be them
If they want to show they are about fairness, all NBA teams and players should take 10% of their earnings and give it to those employees of the NBA who are making less than 100k a year.
Rich people who think they are entitled to stuff and not realize whats happening in the real world makes me sick.
The NHL is in really good shape right now. The longer these morons in the NBA go without a season, the more the NHL has a chance to grow.
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