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11-22-2012, 08:14 AM
Erik Estrada
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Originally Posted by KINGS17 View Post
Then how did the NBA get pretty much everything they wanted?
"Less than two weeks after the union disclaimed interest, the players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a new ten-year CBA,133 enabling the league to salvage most of its 2011-12 playing season.134 Significantly, the agreement included several key concessions from ownership, improving the league’s previous “last, best” offer made just a couple weeks before.135 These concessions included modifications to certain exceptions under the league’s salary cap that the players considered
to be particularly important.136 Given the speed with which the owners retreated from their previous take-it-or-leave-it bargaining posture once the NBPA disclaimed interest, it certainly appears that the NBA players’ decision to finally pursue antitrust litigation against the league provided them with valuable new leverage in the negotiations.''

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