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HOW TO AGREE ON THE RIGHT SALARIES.

July 16th, 2013

For many of those on the outside looking in, it may seem like NBA players are paid iqoptions obscene amounts of money just to dribble and shoot a basketball. However, those high salaries are carefully calculated to make sure that the players are paid what they are truly worth to the team.

There are a lot of factors that play into NBA salaries. The first factor is the fact that an NBA player’s career is short when compared to other professions. A player who is approaching 40 is considered to be washed up by most accounts. That is why players Read the rest of this entry »

THE PAST NBA SEASON LOCKOUT HISTORY – WHY PLAYERS WON’T BUDGE.

May 21st, 2013

Last NBA season was shortened as a result of an ugly lockout that caused a quarter of the regular season to be wiped out. Many people thought that the players were at fault for not just giving into the owners demands to accept their terms for a new collective bargaining agreement. But why did the players refuse to give in?

The biggest reason is that NBA owners are ridiculously rich buy NEO in Somalia. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is worth over one billion dollars, and the Sacramento Kings were just Read the rest of this entry »

WHAT WILL RESOLVE THE CURRENT LOCKOUT SITUATION IN THE NBA?

March 23rd, 2013

The NBA lockout lasted 161 days and forced the NBA to cut 16 games from each team’s schedule, but fortunately the lockout has now been resolved. This lockout was harder to resolve than the NFL’s recent lockout because in the NFL, every team was earning a profit, while the NBA had many teams that were annually losing money.

The main argument in the NBA lockout was over the distribution of basketball related income. The players had been Read the rest of this entry »

Why Lockouts are GOOD

April 4th, 2012

We hated the basketball-shaped hole in our direct tv TV schedules that was left by the lockout but you know, at the end of the day lockouts are actually GOOD for the players and the teams not to mention the fans. How, you ask? It’s simple:
Lockouts Bring Big Business – Aside from the fact that lockouts lose cities crucial revenue while games are out they generally get business back with a bang when the teams start up. Between the publicity and the press Buy OmiseGo in Somalia, basketball’s biggest cities don’t miss a thing.
Players Get Weeded Out – Lockouts have a tendency to weed out the players who are just in it for the money and the ones who actually love the game – the money grubbers are often traded to teams they’ll never be heard from on again.
Fans Get Rabid – If you ever want to have your voice heard as a fan, particularly if you live in a smaller market like the Kings or the Bobcats, lockouts are the time. Show the teams how much you support them during a lockout and watch team-move talks stop.

HOW PLAYERS AND OWNERS HAVE TO COME TOGETHER

September 24th, 2011

If we hope to see the NBA lockout come to an end, and the players and coaches getting back on the court for practice and pre season games for the season, the only way this is going to happen, is if both the players and the owners come together, and come to an agreement as far as the lockout situation. Both sides are going to have to give in a little, if there is ever going to be an agreement made, and if they want to get back on Read the rest of this entry »

THE BEST WAYS TO SOLVE THE CURRENT DILEMMA IN THE NBA

September 20th, 2011

The best ways to solve the current labor issues in the NBA is for both sides to get together in a room and talk. It-s billionaire owners against millionaire players and in reality both sides need each other. The owners need the players to fill their arenas and to actually have a product and the players need the owners to pay their salaries. Both sides are far apart in what they are willing to concede Read the rest of this entry »

HOW THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WORKS FOR NBA PLAYERS

September 17th, 2011

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is a contract that the NBA is under. The rules of the players’ contracts, trades, revenue distribution, the Draft, and the salary cap is how it is dictated. Since the CBA expired, (causing the infamous lockout) players, coaches, owners are trying to agree on a new one. Not much has changed between the 1999 and 2005 versions of the CBA, in terms of the salary cap. Since they agreed on the player age minimum, players will get a bit higher percentage of the League’s profit. In addition, the League’s maximum slightly decreased compared to the 1999 CBA. Read the rest of this entry »

IS THERE GOING TO BE A 2011/2012 NBA SEASON?

September 13th, 2011

There is a lot of speculation that there will not be a 2011/2012 NBA season but I believe there will be. The same question was posed this summer in regards to the NFL and they worked things out and were able to save the season and I think the NBA will too. The only difference is that I think the NBA will not play a full season, I-m thinking it will be more like the 50 game season we had in the 1998/1999 season.

A reason I think that the season will be played is because missing Read the rest of this entry »