Wednesday, June 29, 2011
(remember who always controls the purse strings)
As of right now, with the proposed 10-year CBA on the table, the players and owners are about $7 billion apart. The main problem is that the league made $4.3 billion this season while league owners claim that they collectively lost $300 million because 22 teams lost money. Players Union officials say that number is considerably smaller, hence the big gap between the two sides. While the league hasn’t disclosed a list of the teams that lost money this year, Forbes reported back in January that 17 teams were already losing money - With Leather
It seems there actually may not be a NBA season next year. The NFL, at least, is arguing about how to split up a pie. The NBA is trying to see if they have a pie to split cause most small market teams lose money.
I fucking hate small markets in any sport and their whining all the damn time. You live in a small city with a bunch of closed down factories and rich black guys don't want to live there. Why even bother with letting these cities have teams. I am for contraction in every sport. I could be talked into a 10 team NBA I think.
Also this lockout doesn't affect the players as bad. Dudes in the NBA make so much more money and don't need to really practice to be good at basketball.