pavementplmokn wrote:Duke4life831 wrote:pavementplmokn wrote:I know I'm a crazy socialist and all, but the cap SHOULD be kept "artificially high," with the difference being covered by the owners.
The players deserve every cent they can get.
What like the owners havent put a ton of financial risk into the league already? Ya let's make it so the owners take the entire financial hit while the players don't get hit... All parties in this will see the consequences of a financial hit.
Lol owning an NBA team is not a risky investment. It's a surefire way to turn millions of dollars into billions of dollars over a decade or two. That's insane and has made a lot of megamillionaires/billionaires a lot of money. The narrative that owning an NBA team is some kind of huge risk is just not true.
That's why billionaires line up to own NBA teams...
Okay so you expect these businessmen to drop billions into a team, then have them be responsible to artificially inflate the salary cap so the players salaries dont get affected? How long should they be expected to do that? And guess what it wouldnt just be them putting money up to inflate the cap, they would be losing a ton more money in valuation for their team. Because guess what happens to the teams value for the league once revenue for the league begins to take a major hit, the valuation of the teams will begin to take a major hit. The main reason why we have seen such a sharp spike in NBA team value over the last decade, has been because the NBA saw a massive spike in revenue. Once that revenue arrow starts dropping, so does the teams value.