PaulieWal wrote:pavementplmokn wrote:PaulieWal wrote:
And how long do you want the owners to do that? 1 season? 2? 3? In perpetuity?
They might do it for a season or two but after that if this continues there will be massive decline to players salaries and rightfully so but I also think we will be over corona in 1-2 years and things will recover.
They can afford to do it, yes, in perpetuity. Wanna bet that if owners have to subsidize player contracts, billionaires still continue to line up to own NBA franchises? Because it's crazy profitable, and would continue to be so, even if that margin is cut into a little bit to continue to pay the workers that create all the value in the league.
You do realize if the situation comes where the owners will have to keep the cap artificially high in perpetuity, the league won't be profitable and the values of the franchise will drop as well, so no, what you are saying is objectively not sustainable nor realistic.
So the profit is supposed to be split 50/50 between players and owners. so Owners theoretically making 100 million Profit every year. not sure how much revenue you need to lose to lose 100 million in profit but dont think the teams will be losing that much. Teams should still be able to break even at least and be happy that the value of franchise is definitely higher than when they bought it.
However Billionaires did not become billionaires by being satisfied with small profits they will make the players share the pain to increase there profit