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10-29-2012, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by The Shrike View Post
The small market owners complaints about payroll imbalance diminish right about the moment they hear the thud when the extra cash is deposited in their accounts.
I'm sure the poorer teams don't mind the cash they get, but the new NBA luxury tax increases are pretty clearly intended more to dissuade spending over the cap then they are to increase revenue redistribution via the luxury tax system.

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That's a considerable amount of money, where does it go?
Half to fund player benefits and half into baseball international growth.

It's really not that much money in perspective. The total amount collected has been between $20m and $30m most years for a $7b business. If the NHL collected luxury tax at a similar rate you'd be looking at $10m to $15m per year.

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