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01-02-2013, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ReggieMoto View Post
The owners have to pay the players their contracted rate during the regular season. During the post season all monies taken in by the teams go into the individual owners' pockets. So it doesn't matter how long the regular season is; however, it does matter how long a team stays in the playoffs during the post season.
this is kind of a misconception everyone tosses out.

in reality the money from playoffs is considered hrr. it gets split according to the cba to both owners and players

even though the players technically have no individual benefit from the playoffs... as a collective union they do get their share of playoff money. it makes up the short fall that the regular season doesnt cover.. and if theres extra then it gets handed out too.

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