Originally Posted by Superjudge
you know what they say.... "make hay while the sun shines".
Well the so called "slaves" are standing around pissing and moaning about pennies, and they are about to loses millions.
I'd bring in scabs. Kids only care about and1 streetballers now anyhow, as long as there are in game dunks, the NBA will still work on a decent level while the lockout remains.
is that legal dan??
It's complicated. Once the owners do that, the union will decertify, and the owners cannot collaborate not to hire those players. That would violate anti-trust law. Then the competitive owners will start outspending everyone else (there could be no salary cap restrictions if there is no union) and all the big names will go to the same place, half the teams would collapse competitively and financially, the league would likely have to split into an A and B league, one of which would fold shortly, then the remaining players form a union the next summer to protect themselves and we're back where we started but with half the current owners losing the hundreds of millions they paid to own a team. And now you have half the number of jobs (if that) to offer the players. Both sides lose big time if they take this path. That's why you rarely see a league do this, and even when they do, they don't do it for long.