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#51 OFFLINE   yosoyellobo

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:52 AM

I think you're confusing that with the LaSalle. :lol:

These guys get paid WAY too much money for what they do. While the rest of us are taking pay cuts, losing jobs, and struggling to get by, they just keep more and more money. :nono2:


Do you mean the DeSoto? :)
While I agree that the player are overpaid, nobody is putting a gun to the owners head and forcing them to paid. I don't for a minute believe that the league is losing 400 millions a year like I heard someplace.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

The overpaying thing has been talked about this week too...

Several owners (Hawks signing Joe Johnson for a max deal comes to mind) probably overpaid for their "talent" this year... and you know those same owners will be complaining next year for the new collective bargaining agreement that they are overpaying.

I'm not arguing collusion by any means... but if owners don't want to overpay, then they shouldn't overpay.

That said... I do believe that fans pay to see the athletes, so IF ticket sales are strong for a team and ad revenues/merchandising are high for that team... I do think the athletes on that team should be paid a large share of that profit pie.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:36 AM

The overpaying thing has been talked about this week too...

Several owners (Hawks signing Joe Johnson for a max deal comes to mind) probably overpaid for their "talent" this year... and you know those same owners will be complaining next year for the new collective bargaining agreement that they are overpaying.

I'm not arguing collusion by any means... but if owners don't want to overpay, then they shouldn't overpay.

That said... I do believe that fans pay to see the athletes, so IF ticket sales are strong for a team and ad revenues/merchandising are high for that team... I do think the athletes on that team should be paid a large share of that profit pie.

I wonder if 2-3 years from now....if the NBA sees significantly shrinking ticket and other revenues...if we all look back at this year's free agent frenzy as the beginning of the end...
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:00 AM

I wonder if 2-3 years from now....if the NBA sees significantly shrinking ticket and other revenues...if we all look back at this year's free agent frenzy as the beginning of the end...

Naw ... they will blame something else. The economy seems to be a fair target to blame any business failure on ... regardless of if the real reason is poor management of the business.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 01:40 PM

Naw ... they will blame something else. The economy seems to be a fair target to blame any business failure on ... regardless of if the real reason is poor management of the business.


Yep... there are some unfortunate casualties of the economy (like small businesses and a lot of laid-off people)... but many of the bigger companies did this to themselves.

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