Originally Posted by herschel4heisman
The problem with what you're saying is you're assuming that the Hawks are gonna spend that money if Belkin becomes the owner. The fear is he wants to be the new Sterling of the East by spending the least amount of money as possible and his actions really haven't done anything to alleviate those fears.
That may be true.
But Stern forced Sterling to spend money.
There are things the league can do to force owners to spend money on players.
And in fairness to Sterling, he did offer guys more money who turned it down.
Bo Outlaw got a better offer from the Clippers but signed with the Magic.
Michael Olowokandi was offered 7 years, $50 million. He thought he deserved more, and he turned it down. He won't ever see type of money ever again.
But would Belkin not spend money? That is a legitimate issue for debate.
We will only know if he becomes an owner and we see what he does. Which may or may not happen.