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09-17-2012, 11:18 AM
Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by OneTimer11 View Post
Except, the owners themselves signed them to these contracts?

I guess I can't blame you for forgetting the Darches of the world, but this is a myth.
What the owners sign is irrelevant actually. Players get 57% of the money regardless. If everyone was signed to league minimum then they'd all get a giant escrow check bringing them to the yearly league average.

Contracts in the last CBA didn't decide how much the players got, they decided how it got spread around.

If there was a problem it was that it was nearly as friendly to the budgets of low revenue teams as the free-market one due to liberalized Free Agency and the cap floor.

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