NBA Lockout: An Open Letter to Derek Fisher

October 22nd, 2011 by David Heeb Leave a reply »
David Stern is threatening the players, again. The players union is trying to talk tough, again. All this he said-he said is getting old.

How did we get here? And how do we get back to playing basketball?

Those are the only questions we should be asking right now. Let's figure out how the system fell apart, and then let's put it back together. 

Or let's just bust the whole damn thing into a million pieces and start over.

But enough of the back and forth already, okay?

The thing you have to understand above everything else, is that no business, sports league, or any other kind of financial enterprise is healthy when a large portion of money is being wasted.  Can we all agree on that? If guys are "stealing money" (not producing jack despite being paid an obscene salary), then that hurts the entire organization, league, business model, etc.

The players, who are justified in some of their arguments, can't seem to grasp this concept.

How is it a good thing for guys to sign these mega contracts, only to then sit back, not perform and totally jack up a team's salary cap? How can it be a good thing for a ...

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