Originally Posted by LX
They aren't though. The owners make the decisions. They sign the contracts, they cave to trade demands, they make the league all about marketing stars rather than the game itself.
The bolded I agree with, but for signing players to huge contracts and caving to trade demands not so much. Do you think they want to give one guy a huge contract instead of giving it to a bunch of players and what choice do they have but to cave to trade demands if the player is about to leave? The players have too much control in the NBA period.