NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement vs. Greed: Who Will Pay the Price?

February 12th, 2010 by adam biggers Leave a reply »
Negotiations, negotiations, negotiations.

NBA fans have heard a lot of "that" talk in the last few days as players attempt to reach some sort of middle ground with the league that pays their salaries.

What it boils to do is simple: The NBA wants to tax teams that sign it's "employees" to insane contracts. There's no point of naming those with the gaudy agreements, we all know who they are.

The fact that the NBA's commissioner David Stern wants to regulate how and essentially when clubs dole out the big dollars has gotten underneath some of the "brand's" biggest names skin.

The agreement doesn't just affect the faces' of the leagues cash-flow situation; it would put the clamps on Joe Schmo riding the bench, too.

Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant were in attendance during today's bargaining session. Perhaps they thought that their presence would be valued, and that Billy Hunter and Stern would listen up.

Stern is seeking a "hard" salary cap, taxing clubs that exceed the league's future financial standard. Basically hidden in all of the technical chatter is some type of plan to make smaller market tea ...

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