Players Knock Back A Proposed 50/50 Split Of BRI
Stern said the owners were willing to consider a 50-50 split, but that the players' side would not consider it. "I was very surprised by that," Stern said.
Stern also said that, during discussions, owners had come off their long-held insistence on a hard cap, and revealed that last week owners backed off their desire for a rollback of existing salaries. He also said the owners had offered the players a chance to opt out of a new 10-year agreement after seven years.
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This is disgraceful, IMO. I've been reading that the big name agents: including, of course, World Wide Wes, who to me is the doucheiest in a new wave of agent douche, are now looking to decertify. They are also urging all players to remain staunch that 57% of BRI is their rite. That's ridiculous.
Apparently Stern has not been honest in his revealing of total incomes for the league, or at least has concealed information.
Whether or not this is the case, to knock back a 50/50 split is ****ed. I look forward to seeing how the union justifies such non-benevolent behavior toward its player's fan base.
So, if this debacle isn't come to a close by Monday next week, the first 2 weeks of the regular season are as good as gone.
The fact that it's taken 4 months to reach this stage makes it evident, to me, that the agents for the NBA stars have been collectively prepared, if not collectively conspiring, to have as much of the season cancelled as possible for the sake of winning this toe to toe battle of greed.
**** the lot of 'em.
The Luv of Basketball.......
I seen from the beginning of July 1st, every new CBA proposal put on
the table were aimed at "SCREWING" the future NBA players.
I am so glad I been a strong supporter of Rukers-Park since the 60's to
know when Rukers Park population is at full capacity with loud noise of
oohs-aahs, and excitement yells from people sitting on top of ice-cream
trucks.....this huge crowd of excited people squeezing into get into an
over crowded park is all from a bunch of guys bouncing a basketball.
Reducing the MLE to $3M rather than raise it back to $6M so a team could
use it to sign 3 or 2 players is a HARD-CAP. There is nothing flexable about that.
Reducing the players revenue from 57% to 54% in a league where the
fan-base supporters has risen tremendously in the last two seasons is
a HARD-CAP. There is nothing flexible about 50-50 split when the increase
in ticket prices and T.V. broadcasting each of the past 3 seasons were
paid in full.
Is this another reason for all teams prices to increase for season ticket
buyers for the 2011-12 season? or is it for the (crying) owner to be able
to pay the extra $2 and $4 dollars over the new "super luxury tax" with