JBH has a keen interest in the NBA Lockout because, frankly, without the Lakers in the Fall our lives have less purpose.
Today’s mood: gloomy.
Derek Fisher announced today that the owners haven’t budged in the past 18 months over their demands, many of which have been categorized as “non-starters” by the players’ union. As we all know, CBA negotiations don’t really matter until there are missed games on the line, so with the probability of a lockout almost 100%, the real question is whether the league will actually lose games, so until that point of no return comes, it’s not really useful to dissect every negotiating point. But as a refresher, here are the most ludicrous and totally backward demands the owners are making:
- 700-800 million dollars returned in already signed guaranteed contracts
- An NFL style hard salary cap
- Shortened maximum length contracts
Remember fans, its the players’ fault that Rashard Lewis makes max money and Travis Outlaw makes $7,000,000 a year. A lockout will happen, but who wins this battle of the million and billionaires is anyone’s guess.