Another thing, NBA contracts are guaranteed where NFL contracts aren't. At least in the NFL if a player is not performing you can cut him and 100% of his salary does not count against your cap where in the NBA it does unless some team claims that contract off waivers which rarely happens.
When most people are worried about making ends meet......kind of hard to get concerned about a millionare vs. billionare p******* match. Plus, all the players who would normally opt out early are staying put which will make for some very exciting college hoops. A win-win if you ask me.
I agree with this too. Harrison Barnes is probably not regretting coming back to UNC right now and I've always felt the NBA should up their draft requirements to where a player has to be 2 years removed from HS like the NFL. I think players not only mature but develop better playing the college game instead of sitting on the end of a NBA bench at age 18 or 19. Most of the stars in the NBA are at least mid to late 20's even early 30's with a wife and possibly kids and they really have no desire to hang out with someone fresh out of HS. I think that year or 2 of college really helps that kid mature as a person and at least somewhat prepares them for life in the NBA because at that level no one is treating you as a star until you prove you are one both on and off the court.
The players will be sorry that they did not go 50-50.
LeBron may not win a championship.
I don't see that happening, would be complete chaos if everyone was a free agent plus would mean that all the star players could basically find a way to join up on certain teams and make their own "big 3" or more. Both the owners and players know that would not be a good situation, you'd probably have at least 10 top heavy teams and the bottom 10 teams in the league small market teams with not a single star player on the roster which would not be good for those owners financially having nothing to market.
I will because I like high quality basketball. Your opinion on it has more to do with you than it does with the NBA. Last season was pretty damn good.
Originally Posted by CycloneErik
Oh, well. They were really building a nice league, but they're apparently all over that.
Originally Posted by jahfg
The culture has changed. The product on the floor is at an all-time high.
This is one of the biggest issues. the league is finally getting really good again and this happens. I would like to see the season missed just to remind people that sports aren't the be all/end all. I love the Bulls and am happy to see them finally getting things rolling again, but I can live without it.
I'm an NBA fan and I am willing to let them sit out for a while so that the league can get fixed. The owners should just hold out until players no longer have guaranteed contracts. If every player had to play hard or get cut, then the regular season would be much more exciting.
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