I had this discussion many times in the past couple of years. The owners need to recognize that the players are the ones the fans come to see. The players are the ones that keep stores like Modells in business. If all the players formed a think tank and started their own league it will crush these greedy slave driven owners into submission. The game would be exciting again, no more officials getting away with nonsense or penalizing players for expressing themselves (non-violently). It would be a player friendly league without the many BS restrictions and distracting contract issues.
It definitely can be done; they just need to put aside some expense, and develop the mentality for self investment / self sustaining. I’m sure the team owners of the NBA will come crawling back to reality way b4 a meeting for the new league even happenings. These NBA players have big bank, all they need is savvy business men to take care of the foundation. The players and the fans will make sure everything else goes according to plan.
I wish they would make a new league. All this lockout crap is hurting the game. I can give 2 ****s what a NBA team owner wants or thinks he knows about the spirit of BBall. They take the game way too serious and made it more of a biz then an actual sport. They’re sucking the fun and life out of the game with all this biz crapola. When you see owners, coaches, officials, getting as much or more primetime then the players….(imho) I see that as the game dying slowly.