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Old 10-22-2011, 11:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ammo View Post
Then the writing is on the wall and the players will end up hurting themselves most. And the longer it goes, even less chance of anything better. Besides, Stern is playing them like a fiddle. There is one guy who totally inderstood. John Salley was part of negotiations for the players at one point and he said he realized early who was in control....and quit on the spot.

I'm not just talking about greed but futility also. If I'm in a busted elevator with Shaq and he says give me all your money or I'll punch you in the head for every dollar I find on you, I can either cough it up or let him take it slowly and take shots to the head. Either way he's getting it, one way hurts me more. Only difference is I won't be getting rich.

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And that's pretty insulting to be confronted with. As I was saying, it goes beyond the possibility of a paycut.
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