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11-16-2012, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Whydidijoin View Post
The previous CBA was a huge win for the players.

The only reason the players wanted to play under the old one was so they could get another free year at their overpriced salary, or to get leverage of a strike mid-season.
And the one prior to that was even better. In fact, with the old old CBA, they would have collectively received even more money than 57% of $3.4 billion, maybe 80% according to the arguments in 2004.

So they took a 24% pay cut. And accepted linkage of 54% of something they had to define as revenues. And a hard cap of $39 MM-- which meant a midpoint of $31 MM and floor of $23 MM!!!

This was a 'concession' of gigantic proportions.

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