LeBron James Wants an NBA Title, Will He Accept $15 Million To Get It?

July 2nd, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
I will be the first to admit the nuances of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement can be nearly impossible to follow, and the sliding-scale progression can read like a foreign language.

However, when ESPN recently reported that any combination of a proposed super team gathering in Miami would have to accept contracts for roughly 15 million dollars per year over a five year period, it was in a language I clearly understood.

ESPN made the statement in reference to a meeting between Amare Stoudemire and Pat Riley of the Heat, but the same rules would obviously apply if Chris Bosh was substituted for Stoudemire.

This revelation brings a different perspective into the conversation because it disspells the myth that the top tier players in free agency will get the same money regardless of where they sign.

Many people assume that Joe Johnson's contract offer of 19.8 million dollars over the course of six seasons would have no bearing on what decision a player like Bosh or LeBron makes, but 15 million is still less than 19.8

There is a gradual progression of salary as the life of the contract advances, but ...

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