NBA Lockout Rumors: Fairer CBA Needed, Even If It Means Losing 2011-12 Season

March 1st, 2011 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The NFL and NBA face very difficult CBA negotiations this year, and the NFL talks are already underway. 

What many people do not realize is the situation surrounding the NBA labor talks is far worse than that of the NFL. 

The only reason people are focusing all of their attention to football is their current CBA is set to expire this week, while the NBA regular season is still ongoing. 

Once the NBA Finals are over and the basketball summer commences, the landscape of the NBA will be forever changed, for good or bad. 

The majority of NBA owners have almost everything at stake. This majority represents the owners of small market teams who are repeatedly losing star players to big market franchises. 

This year’s trade deadline showed us how five or six big market teams are forming squads who will be the only true contenders for the foreseeable future. 

When small market teams draft players who develop into superstars, they find retaining them very difficult when that player is close to or already at free agency. 

The league is going through a potentially perman ...

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