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Terrence Williams: 'Enough with the stare off'

Posted on: November 2, 2011 6:43 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

It was probably inevitable. At some point, the players were going to just get fed and want to play basketball. Whether you buy into the reports of the union splitting at the seams or you think their letters are legit, there's some division going on. Glen Davis tweeted today, "Take the 51% man and let's play."

And on top of it, Terrence Williams of the Rockets added another:



The union's in a dangerous place right now. They still want a fair deal, which they won't ever get. But at the very least, they want a deal that they can present as being worth losing a month for. Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter want something they can take back to the union and say, "See, it was worth it guys."

Which is probably the current deal on the table, sadly. Players like Davis and Williams aren't going to influence Fisher and Hunter to cave toward an unwanted deal, but the more Fisher's phone buzzes with players echoing that feeling, the more he's going to have to walk in prepared to take something below 53 percent.

And it also means that there's some credence to the stuff about it being Hunter versus Fisher right now. The word is that players are taking sides between Hunter and Fisher right now. There are those ready to "fold" as JaVale McGee might put it and there are others willing to stick it out, if for at least a little longer.

Here's reality though: They played chicken with the owners. And they lost. They said they were drawing the line at 53 and weren't going to dip below. But they can't win that fight. They're going to have to give up their precious three percent to take a deal and get back to not just playing, but getting paid. Maybe they can convince the owners to meet them at 51 percent. But at this point, that might be a pipe dream.
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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Terrence Williams: 'Enough with the stare off'

ghelton03 - Three new owners in the last year and a 4th waiting approval from the league right now. No shortage of owners. Far more difficult to come by the top level talent in the league. The owners can be replaced.

Those new owners are putting up massive amount of investment capital to enter the league. They can only be replaced by other people willing to put up massive amounts of capital. Very limited pool there.

Players put up zero risk in order to demand a huge payday. Every year there are hundreds of young men trying to get into the NBA. Very large pool.....much easier to replace aging players.



Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Terrence Williams: 'Enough with the stare off'

"They still want a fair deal, which they won't ever get."  Life is not fair.  You have a better deal than everyone else.  You take no risk and get paid millions for staying in shape.  I do not think the players will ever see any deal as fair.  They have completely lost all direction. "The union's in a dangerous place right now."  They should not be thinking about the Union."  The Union did not get you to the NBA nor will the union replace the money you lose by not playing.  This is should not be about the Union. Maybe it is best not to play and not get paided. Let new players come next year and compete for your jobs. The Union is a handfull OCD players who have made their money, the rest of you are their slaves.  Not the owners.  The owners are making you rich.  Fools.  Lawyers/agents do play basketball.  They only take your money.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:06 am
 

Terrence Williams: 'Enough with the stare off'

Royce your bias is showing:
The union's in a dangerous place right now. They still want a fair deal, which they won't ever get.
A fair deal is a deal agreed to by both sides. It takes both a buyer and a seller to complete a business transaction. The NBA is the buyer and the players are the sellers. If the players don't want to play for what the NBA is offering they are free to go to another buyer (European leagues, China, etc.) IF the owners do not like what the seller are demanding they are free to go to other sellers. Or wait until these players are hungry. It is not about a fair deal. There is nothing fair about over $2 billion being paid to 450 men who play a game that takes fewer than 55 hours a year each for their money.

A fair deal is when I can pay for my rent, my food, my car and have some left to save. Unfortunately 47% of this country is on food stamps and 20 million are under or unemployed and not getting that fair deal. Can we really feel like the NBA players are being dealt with unfairly? This is not the year to appeal to the fans when they refuse an average of $4.2 million each per year. Not the time at all.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Terrence Williams: 'Enough with the stare off'

A world without Unions is a world without a MiddleClass


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Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:34 pm
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Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Terrence Williams: 'Enough with the stare off'

If you went to your boss and offered to take a 5% pay cut, would you think of yourself as being greedy?



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Terrence Williams: 'Enough with the stare off'

Who the heck is Terrence Williams and why should I care what he thinks?



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Terrence Williams: 'Enough with the stare off'

Three new owners in the last year and a 4th waiting approval from the league right now. No shortage of owners. Far more difficult to come by the top level talent in the league. The owners can be replaced.



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Terrence Williams: 'Enough with the stare off'

Looks like to me the greedy player's union isn't as strong as they think. I'm with Davis and Williams quit the soap - opera stare down and start playing ball!!!! It's clear that some of these players are wanting to get out on the court. Plus they are going to go broke, Billy Hunter needs to quit being a freaking joke and take the deal before the players become so broke they will get a worst deal. I can't believe he is fighting for 2% just unreal!!!



Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Terrence Williams: 'Enough with the stare off'

For the thousandth time....the players are empoyees......don't take the best deal you're being offered or don't play at all....the big thing for me is that there is no financial risk for the players and that always seems to be lost on most people....I say 50 50 split and if the league loses money than the following years salary gets cut by that percentage.....players should be grateful they have employers that have beenwilling to operate at a loss for so long.......get a clue


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