According to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, league executives and player agents are expecting another work stoppage as soon as the summer of 2017, when either party can opt out of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Ideally, whether labor or management, you begin work on the next negotiation the day after you sign the last agreement. For the players, they have not been able to do that. They still need to find a director, and once they have one, they need to assemble a team and work on a strategy. They’re way behind.
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Report: NBA Execs, Agents Expect Lockout in 2017
Posted March 09, 2014 - 01:13 AM
Posted March 09, 2014 - 04:31 AM
Why? To make the league even again after the last CBA was to ensure LeBron would have a title run after Dallas beat them?
"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen."
Posted March 09, 2014 - 07:04 AM
Maybe now that the dictator Mr. Stern is gone things will be less adversarial?
Posted March 10, 2014 - 12:07 AM
Good! The CBA is terribly flawed.
Throwing away a season to get it and the league straightened out would actually be a great idea.
By the way it was much more Billy Hunter making things difficult more than anyone else. He's gone now, should go smoother. Hunter is a prick. There was no conspiracy to get LeBron a ring, come on. That's a bitter loser kind of thought. Miami worked things perfectly. That pissed off smaller markets because it exposed poor team management (again) and they wanted legislation in place to prevent them from having to actually run their teams correctly. They want the money but with no work. It wasn't any frickin' conspiracy - please.
Posted March 11, 2014 - 07:03 PM
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^ Just me...or does new commish look an awful lot like Lucifer??
Praying for 1. Kobe's Health (a special 20th season, like he deserves), 2. Draft Picks Ballin (they better. Seems half the team hasnt played in league) 3. Miracle Move (We still need 2 more impact guys), 4. Hibbert (change of scenery and attitude sorely needed) 5. Upshaw (If he works out, mitch and jim and ryan deserve major kudos as the risk is minimal). Staples (some renewed energy in that building, been a total morgue last couple years)
READY FOR SEASON!
Posted October 02, 2014 - 10:22 AM
Team valuations exploding and players took a 12% paycut. SMH
Team valuations have increased not because of the cuts from the lockout but because of economic recovery and sports TV market going wild.
Edited by Lakersfan1211, October 02, 2014 - 10:23 AM.
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