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Randy Hollis: NBA contracts don't make the owners look wise

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  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Oct. 22, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    10-4 Randy I agree with you and Fox 110%! What a fiasco. Bag the game for a couple of years and maybe a fresh start will change everybodys attitude including the payee-the fans.

  • GreyWolf Weston, ID
    Oct. 22, 2011 6:57 p.m.

    Yes, it is true that even the owners make bad business decisions from time to time. When you consider the constraints they operate under, though, it should come as no surprise that owners make seemingly crazy deals to try to improve their teams.

    Even in a more conventional business, hiring decisions aren't easy. In a business such as professional sports, where talented potential employees are much more scarce than average, and existing employees can collectively demand concessions, it becomes a lot harder to sign, much less keep, the best players.

  • Coryjc Ogden, UT
    Oct. 23, 2011 11:27 a.m.

    Do you think the mega-owners have anything to do with these horrible contracts? What I mean by that is there seems to be 3 or 4 teams with bottomless pockets (Dallas, LA, Miami, etc) so for any other team to be able to compete with these teams they feel forced to hand out these huge contracts? I wonder if the hard cap they are trying to establish isn't to protect them from themselves but to protect them from these financial bullies.
    I agree with most other posters about this issue though, I think a year or more away from this game would do everyone some good.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Oct. 24, 2011 9:05 p.m.

    "NBA contracts don't make the owners look wise"

    ...and we all know the contracts are a by product of the current CBA which is why the owners want to dump the existing system...to prevent them from having to sign these bad contracts.

    Is that so difficult to understand?

    The current CBA stinks and it essentially demands that you take big gambles on players and contracts because if you don't you don't have a chance of keeping a good player in your market...unless you are LA, Boston, New York, or Miami.

    Great 4 teams.

    I hope the owners blow up the CBA and start over.....given our small market it will help us more than hurt us.