NBA Collective Bargaining: The League Needs To Contract and Expand

February 26th, 2011 by Kevin Nesgoda Leave a reply »
I am all for union rights and their ability to get people jobs with fair and equal treatment across the board. They make sure that people will have their jobs and do everything in their power to make sure there is job expansion rather than job contraction.

This whole small market thing really isn’t working out. The shift of American economics have more people watching games from home on flat screen HDTVs, instead of going to games and spending a few hundred bucks on a single evening out with the friends or family.

This takes away ticket, concession, parking and whatever other revenue that owners rely on to make their nut.

The rising prices of tickets, concessions ($9 for ¢50 worth of beer...please), parking, souvenirs and jerseys, combined with people wanting to save money, leads to NBA owners losing money.

The owners instead are going to have to start relying more on other sources of income like local television contracts and sponsorship money.

We all know the owners claimed that they lost over $400M last year, but it’s their own fault for the most part. They are the ones that let the spending on player c ...

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