NBPA Getting Expanded Definition Of BRI In New CBA

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NBPA Getting Expanded Definition Of BRI In New CBA 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:52 pm

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December.” 


Adam Silver and Michele Roberts have “a relationship built on mutual respect and trust,” said a source — and that respect has gone a long way. Both sides also agreed early on to keep the Basketball Related Income split the same, with 49 percent to 51 percent of the share going to the players.


While the split will remain the same, the players have done a better job in expanding the definition of BRI.


They “went through the couch cushions,” said a source, “and found a number of areas where owners in the past were able to keep some parts of revenue out of BRI.” 


 


Revenue from things like luxury suits for non-NBA events wasn't included in BRI.


“The union has effectively argued those things belong in BRI. They’ve expanded the definition,” said the source. “So in addition to the game just growing overall, they’ve increased the pie themselves.”


NBA players received 57 percent of BRI before the 2011 lockout, but with a bigger pie, and changes to the BRI definition, the end result is roughly a $1.7 billion increase for the players, according to a source.


If the players’ union argued for 52 percent or 53 percent, “they wouldn’t then have gotten the extended definition of BRI,” said a source. “The union probably got their way on 70 to 80 percent of the issues.”

Via Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

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Re: NBPA Getting Expanded Definition Of BRI In New CBA 

Post#2 » by blitz41 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:44 pm

I havent found it mentioned anywhere, but im very curious to know how ads on uniforms will affect the BRI. Uniform ads in the premier league are no worth somewhere around 325 million a year.
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Re: NBPA Getting Expanded Definition Of BRI In New CBA 

Post#3 » by youblewwit » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:05 pm

It should be considered as apart of BRI. And if it is, the split is 49-51%.
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Re: NBPA Getting Expanded Definition Of BRI In New CBA 

Post#4 » by eddie jerel » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:10 am

blitz41 wrote:I havent found it mentioned anywhere, but im very curious to know how ads on uniforms will affect the BRI. Uniform ads in the premier league are no worth somewhere around 325 million a year.


It's part of BRI,but TEAMS have to get clearance from competing Brand if a Player is endored by one. That's b/c said player could cover Ad up and it would most likely be the Star Player that did it i.e. MJ at Olympics and Players that don't endorse Gatorade.
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Re: NBPA Getting Expanded Definition Of BRI In New CBA 

Post#5 » by Sam195 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:29 am

How is revenue from luxury suites for non-nba events considered BRI? I'm guessing this applies to owners who house one team in one arena they own. Like the Pistons for example are the only team that plays in Auburn Hills Arena so when those luxuary suits (intended for upcharge pricing during nba games) are reused for the same purpose in another event (despite their intent for nab games) than players found a loophole to get claim on that money. This might not apply to owners who own/lease an arena that host muliple sports teams like the nba along with the nhl or college basketball.

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