Lockout VII: I've walked for miles, my feet are hurting
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01-04-2013, 12:02 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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First part is correct, negotiations never would have happened.
Second part though, think about. Why would the players go on strike before the playoffs? Its a huge chunk of yearly revenue. For every buck they cost the owners, they cost themselves far far more. For every playoff dollar lost,
the owners lose 43 cents - expenses, the players lose 57%.
The escrow accounts would be hit to the tune of 30% or more. The players would never strike in that instance.
The first part is right, the second part is wrong. Those figures no longer apply and haven't applied since the end of last Season. You're playing the players song, with the idea that if this Season were played out while the negotiation process continued, that the players should rightfully just continue to get the share that they had been getting in the old CBA. WHY should they? There is no contract stating what share the players should be receiving this Season if the Season were in process.
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