Wednesday, 14 July 2010

NBA headed for 2011-12 Lockout

That's right folks, that dreaded time as come again. The latest Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) expires at the end of next season, which means a re-negotiation of that deal.

Why is this a problem?

The players: The Great Free Agency of 2010 was like Christmas come early for the players. After Wade, Bosh and Lebron joined the Heat, that left the teams overpaying for the frankly mid-level players left. Obviously great news for the players.
The teams: The GM's and Owners do not want to pay the players that much money, but if they don't, then they won't be able to get players on their team.

That is the problem.

And neither side is backing down from the totally opposite stand points. Cue Courtroom debates and Lawyers for all.

This happened in the 1997-1998 Season, after Michael Jordan's retirement, the owners started a lockout that lasted 131 days. It ended with a new agreement signed, much like the one before it. And we had a 50-game season.

So folks, enjoy 2010-2011, it may be the last NBA Basketball we witness for some time.

As always, comments are very welcome with any questions you have on anything in the NBA, i'll try to get back to you quick

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