Fucking NBA man...players rejected latest offer ALREADY

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  1. Vyb

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    Players Reject NBA's Offer, Begin to Disband Union

    The NBA players rejected the league's latest offer Monday and have begun the process to disband the union.

    The decision likely jeopardizes the season.

    "We're prepared to file this antitrust action against the NBA," union executive director Billy Hunter said. "That's the best situation where players can get their due process."

    He said players were not prepared to accept the NBA Commissioner David Stern's ultimatum, saying they thought it was "extremely unfair."

    "This is the best decision for the players," union president Derek Fisher said. "I want to reiterate that point, that a lot of individual players have a lot of things personally at stake in terms of their careers and where they stand. And right now they feel it's important -- we all feel it's important to all our players, not just the ones in this room, but our entire group -- that we not only try to get a deal done for today but for the body of NBA players that will come into this league over the next decade and beyond."

    In its latest offer, the league had proposed a 72-game season beginning Dec. 15.

    On Sunday, the league made a very public push on the positives of the deal -- hosting a 90-minute twitter chat to answer questions from players and fans, posting a YouTube video to explain the key points and sending a memo from Stern to players urging them to "study our proposal carefully, and to accept it as a fair compromise of the issues between us."

    In the memo, posted on the league's website, Stern highlighted points of the deal and asked players to focus on the compromises the league made during negotiations, such as dropping its demands for a hard salary cap, non-guaranteed contracts and salary rollbacks.

    The previous CBA expired at the end of the day June 30. Despite a series of meetings in June, there was never much hope of a deal before that deadline, with owners wanting significant changes after saying they lost $300 million last season and hundreds of millions more in each year of the old agreement, which was ratified in 2005.

    Owners wanted to keep more of the league's nearly $4 billion in basketball revenues to themselves after guaranteeing 57 percent to the players under the old deal. And they sought a system where even the smallest-market clubs could compete, believing the current system would always favor the teams who could spend the most.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204323904577038271970329612.html
     
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  3. Vyb

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    :depressed:
     
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    Not a basketball fan. Won't miss it.
     
  5. wicked smaaaht

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    :pissed: come on already!!!
     
  6. Mr. Potato Head

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    Great for the NHL!:c
     
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    Not an NBA fan but I do watch college.
     
  8. Vyb

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    :slapping:

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    :slapping: I watch both. Lost 50% of my vyb. :facepalm:
     
  9. SIPAWITZ

    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    can someone explain to me what job in america gives you a salary and then you get 57% of the revenue to split amongst the employees
     
  10. Mr. Potato Head

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    Sorry Vyb. I've really been getting into hockey this year. I always liked it, but it lacked on TV. Not so much with HD. It's frickin sweet! :c
     
  11. Vyb

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    Pimpin'? :pimp:
     
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    the players are idiots
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    same here, never watched this much hockey since i lived in NYC
     
  14. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    I agree. Can't believe they already rejected it. They just GOT the offer.
     
  15. GSD

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    The league blows now anyway. If it goes away or misses a season that's fine with me

    On the down side there will be even more blacks out of work [​IMG]
     
  16. Schmoopy

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    I haven't watched an entire NBA game since MJ retired so I couldn't care less. :hhh:
     
  17. Doug Masters

    Doug Masters ok

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    wgas wgaf

    being a Raptors fan, am I missing much?

    probably not, might be a positive for Raptor fans :dontknow:
     
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    Basketball died when Jordan retired. Haven't watched a game since.
     
  19. Vyb

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    :right:
     
  20. walleye

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    If Jordan played with these guys he'd have 100 point games weekly. Really.