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12-20-2012, 11:11 AM
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I want a 10-year CBA too.

I'm just saying that running the calculations for a 5-year vs a 10-year CBA makes it more important.

Go to the extremes...if the CBA was one year or two years, would the players really care about contract limits and revenue sharing nearly as much? No, the short-term dollars would far out-weigh those potential future earnings.

Now if the CBA was 50 years long. Those earnings now are still important, but now those long-term rules become much more so. You want to make absolutely sure you get it right. Especially for younger players who might have 1-2 long term contracts in their future. Give up $500k-1m now for the potential to earn and additional $5m+ down the road.

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