Wasabi_Johnson wrote: HartfordWhalers wrote:
Wasabi_Johnson wrote:Think basketball Union is slightly different. Their focus has been getting the middle class paid at least for the last two decades. I could see Paul giving up money as filling both the seniority and middle class agenda.
I don't agree with that at all.
That why they have max contracts.
The NBAPA could go much further than they have in helping getting middle class paid in the NBA.
The fact that there are max contracts doesn't actually support the notion that the Players Union is helping the middle class.
A real life analogy would he something along the lines of lowering the premiums of health insurance by 10% when the other option is Universal Health Care. Lowering premiums by 10% appears to be a sacrifice of Health Insurance Companies when the reality is it's the least they could do to still keep everyone around.
(I'm not saying this as an actual example or that universal healthcare is the answer, but I think the example holds weight).
Do you really think the new 10 year Max is there to help the middle class of the NBA?
Remember, the middle class of the NBA is player 100-300, so your 4th/5th starters through your 8/9 bench player.