Brooklyn Nets payroll this season
Thatís what theyíve earmarked for salaries plus luxury tax this season ó $101 million in payroll, $83 million in penalties ó and that latter figure is more than double the total tax burden paid by the 30 teams in 2011-12. Behold, the marriage of NBA and oligarchy. Itís not the new paradigm, but it is the final twist to David Sternís bizarre lust for strange bedfellows.
-- Newark Star-Ledger