RickB-Orlando wrote:And this is the problem with the system. Players can demand trades, issue ultimatums, and force buyouts. Owners can basically only accede to their demands. It's a players league. The players do whatever they want, the owners generally make big money, the only ones that really lose are the fans. I for one wish the owners had just held out for a franchise tag similar to the nfl to help the situation.
I'm sure you didn't mean for this to devolve not another big market vs small market diatribe, so sorry about that.
An excellent, articulate point. And ONE!
(for fudge-sake, the vet min for a vet. NBA player is over a mill a season: to play a friggen game!!!!!)
The franchise tag might not translate to the NBA. But Joe Johnson/ Chris Bosh type players should NEVER get a max deal. That must be fixed (IMsO).