NBA Lockout Rumors: Should NBA Players Just Shut Up and Take Less Money?

December 4th, 2010 by Hayden Kim Leave a reply »
It is early December and the 2010-2011 season is starting to blossom. The Heat are coming off an impressive win against the Cavaliers, and the Lakers finally ended their four-game losing streak by blowing away the Sacramento Kings. 

Too bad fans and current NBA players may have to take a break from the excitement of NBA basketball, at least for a year. 

After paying attention to various sources, it seems positive that the NBA will be heading for a lockout in the 2011-2012 season.

Union Executive Director Bill Hunter described the situation by saying, "We looked at it. We don't necessarily agree with their interpretation of the facts and numbers. Their primary concern is that the percentage of the revenues that the players are receiving is too high under the current economic circumstances."

In all fairness, Hunter has a great point. We all know the current economic situation this country is in. Though many of us live and die to watch this game, players' contracts such as Rashard Lewis (currently being paid $118 million over six years) and Brian Grant of the Miami Heat ($86 million, six years) are simply outrageous.

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