Thread: League News: All-things CBA Negotiations
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08-30-2012, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
I'm completely serious.

The players were willing to extend the current CBA, which they got raked over the coals previously to sign.
And still gives them a substantially higher cut of revenue than their peers in other major NA sports. Taking home 57% of a rapidly ballooning revenue stream is a great deal for the players. Of course they were willing to extend it.

Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
The owners' initial offer wasn't anything close to a good faith offer. It was patently absurd, and there was no way the players would ever accept anything close to it.

The players' counter-offer actually gave up money that they're currently getting--so they're the only side willing to give anything up from the current CBA.
They "gave up" money (no rollbacks or increase in escrow was included in their proposal) to ensure the CBA in their offer was as short as possible, and to put in a clause to jump back to 57% after just three years. They may have "given up" something, but their proposal was equally unlikely to be signed as the owner's initial offer. Not to mention they wanted a luxury tax rather than a true hard cap.

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