Originally Posted by Rowe
The problem is that any idiot NBA player struggling with their finances due to having missed 2 paychecks is not going to influence the NBAPA's decision-making. The owners suggested that the players save their money, they were talking to the representatives of the teams. Which is ironic because none of those 30 guys or so are the type of players who would need that advice.
For the high profile guys, they make very good money from their endorsements along with their NBA salaries.
Do you see LeBron begging the NBAPA to get a deal done because hes "broke"? What about Kobe? Wade? Yao? Dirk? Melo? Dwight? Durant? CP3? Deron?
So how exactly is the NBAPA going to fold? A hard cap & non-guaranteed contracts are for more serious issues to the NBAPA than putting a cap on max contracts offered in 1999.
Well duh, of course they have other incomes besides basketball. A majority
depend on an NBA paycheck as that is their only income.
You also need a consistant income in order to save, most of these players will have very high outgoings on estates, cars etc.
Players lose more in this lockout.