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Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

Posted on: November 2, 2011 12:29 pm
 
By Matt Moore

Billy Hunter says the union isn't going an inch below 52 percent of BRI for the players. The league is saying, and leaking heavily, that it won't go above 50 percent for the players. So that pretty much seems to be the end of the conversation. 

But it's not. You just have to look around at people around the issues.

Glan Davis posted on Twitter Wednesday:

 


So that's fun. Not sure if that's "Take the 51 percent that we're willing to go to, NBA!" or "Take the 51 percent they're offering, Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher!" but it's certainly a player going below the 52 percent mark, which was set after LeBron James and other swore not to go below 53 percent.

So why on earth would Glen Davis think the owners would go for 51 percent? Oh, how about because Mark Cuban's brother tweeted this in response on Wednesday morning:

 


Now, granted, this is coming from the brother of Mark Cuban, who has switched sides in the past few weeks to become one of those pushing for a deal and notably linked to reports about helping bring the BRI to within range of a deal. It's a long way from any sort of movement. But if nothing else, the two public comments indicate that there's more movement here than either side is letting on, if they'd just get their egos out of the way.  
Comments

Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

This nba shit is as important as Kardashian getting married...Stay out thugs,,,,,,,,,



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

Blah, blah.....let's be real, the players do not have the stomach to hold on to their position in this mess......that's why they are players and not owner's.

In the end, who cares.  The only people suffering are those that lost their jobs due to the lockout.  Office personnel and consession employees, etc.  Local restaurants, bars, parking lots, those are the losers.  As if it weren't tough enough to find and/or keep work these days, let's add to the problem by having the two most stubborn groups on the planet continue fighting while the guy trying to feed his family cannot.

Stern fining anyone on this is just a stupid control issue, Stern has to have complete control, don't talk out of line.

This is such a joke.  I will not be watching NBA games if and when they return; I do however hope they return soon so people can actually do something important like support their family and keep a roof over their heads.



Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

Mark Cuban's brother?  What is his name Fredo?  Go back to hanging out with Ozzie Canseco, Billy Ripken and Tommy Aaron. 




Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

i agree... tata's before greed



Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

After all is said and done, there will be less fans, me for one, so who loses that money? The owners of course. Players have guarenteed money. The owners do not have the same guarenteed fans.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

Mark won't get fined.  There is nothing in Brian's tweet that isn't already public knowledge.  Plus, let's be honest, you can't fine Mark for his brother running his mouth.  Who would believe Brian anyway?  From my research, he is a nobody other than being related to Mark.



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

buntaz, you meant 'too'?



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2011 3:12 pm
 

Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

David Stern is probably firing up the fine machine.

Mark is not allowed to tell his brother anything about the lockout.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

I still think they should all go oversaeas and play.  And then never come back.  Micky Arison can by Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Dr. Buss can buy Bologna and sign Kobe, and Cuban can buy some German team, or Real Madrid, and they can put on their unwatchable product over there.  At the same time they can screw Dan Gilbert, Donald Stirling and the other loser owners who have hijacked the negotiations and leave them with nothing except bills to pay for leases of empty arenas, employee compensation, etc. while having no income.  I have no sympathy for the owners on this one, while the players are definitely overpaid, they have already agreed to major changes from the last deal and the Dan Gilberts of the world keep crying.  I will never buy a Fathead and will counsel others not to either.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Cuban's brother comments about 51 percent offer

How about donating the 2% you are fighting over to Breast Cancer research and help keep the TaTas healthy for everyone! It's a win win situation that way!


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