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Players unhappy with owners' proposal

Posted on: May 4, 2011 11:53 am
Edited on: May 4, 2011 12:08 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

The owners submitted a new proposal recently to the NBA players union and the players are reportedly unhappy with it, according to ESPN.com. The new proposal is a 10-year year deal that evidently isn't much different than the original one made a more than a year ago.

"Unfortunately, the proposal is very similar to the proposal the league submitted over a year ago," union president Derek Fisher told ESPN.com. "This last proposal doesn't look close to what we were expecting."

A lot of hope had been building as of late with the NFL's lockout being overruled by a judge and because of the incredible push the NBA has made over the season that a lockout would be avoided. And while it still very well can be, evidently the players are looking for something better than what they got.

The owners are opting out of the existing collective bargaining agreement as they're looking for major rollbacks in current contracts, cutting guaranteed contracts, a hard salary cap and a larger chunk of revenue. Under the current CBA, players receive 57 percent of the league's revenue.

David Stern said last month that the league is projecting a $300 million loss for the current season. The union disputes that number.

"With the recent news that Round 1 ratings are at an all-time high, the popularity of the game globally has never been higher, we have to work to keep this going in the right direction," Fisher also said. "I will continue to urge our players to be prepared in the event of a lockout, but will remain steadfast in my efforts to drive this process forward."
Comments

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Players unhappy with owners' proposal

I really hope that the NBA can avoid what the NFL is going through right now. By the sounds of it it seems that they are a lot closer to a deal or at least more amicable to negotiating than the NFL. Also a lot different dynamics. I hope something gets worked out. I don't want to ban the NBA for the year as I'm close to doing for the NFL (I'm not going to games this year and may boycott on TV as well). Besides what else is left. Baseball way too boring to watch on TV I use it for background noise. Hockey is about done and Soccer, please. I basically will watch the good ole US of A in the world cup.



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Players unhappy with owners' proposal

Why are you on an NBA thread if you hate the NBA so much? And as far as the other comments, i'm going to let that slide because i know you are only saying that b/c you are hiding behind your little computer and you wouldn't have the heart to talk that trash in front of a real "black guy"....



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Players unhappy with owners' proposal

For the record, my comment is directed at boomer's post



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Players unhappy with owners' proposal

Nice job being a racist biggot



Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Players unhappy with owners' proposal

Mad jealousy running rapid in here right now....lol get a grip y'all!



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Players unhappy with owners' proposal

I think the owners should pay them 57% as stated.

BTW what is 57% of a negative $300,000,000? 



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Players unhappy with owners' proposal

goodbye NBA noone cares anymore....maybe lebron can take his talents to mcdonalds and get a real job...lol



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:25 pm
 

Players unhappy with owners' proposal

i hate the nba. plz lock out this stupid shit. fuck the nba. bunch of black guys running around on a court shooting a ball WHO CARES.



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Players unhappy with owners' proposal

Wahooooooooo...........Now, let us PLEASE, have a lockout of the nba................................

..............................FOREV

ER!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it folds, to drop into the abbyis of lost sports, and every one of those arrogant fools who 'play' in the nba, goes broke, and they actually have to (gulp), go to work for a living!!  Yes, I hope they are unhappy, and I hope they STAY unhappy!


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