billy hunter is the villian, not dereck fisher!

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Shocked according to a sporting news article today, fisher was ready to agree to the 50/50 spilt, but hunter and others said no! had fisher had his way, i feel progress would have continued and....

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The difference between 50 and 52.5 percent is about $100 million annually, based on last season’s revenues, or $1 billion over the course of the 10-year agreement the NBA is seeking.

The cost of not making a deal is a $2 billion.

The owners, who own valuable stadium deals, can make up some of their losses by selling those contracts for the season. The players would get none of that.

So the players loose as much in a single year by not making a deal, as they would lose over 10 years if they signed a 50-50 deal. The owners lose less than that. Plus, the loss of that year puts financial pressure on the players to cave in to the demand at the end of that year anyway.

Looks like the players need to give in. Holding out only hurts them financially any way you look at it. And the owners know this.

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"David Stern swears that Friday's talks ended when Hunter stormed out. And before Hunter did that, Stern says "he said his phone and pager are ringing off the hook with agents."

Stern's point: Agents? You're listening to agents? It's tough to make a case that Hunter represents their interests. In some cases it's tough to make a case that agents and Hunter are even allies -- if there's a threat to Hunter's leadership, it's from those same men. For instance, agents can earn back lost revenue over however many decades they want to keep working. Players, though, play for just a few years, and may never earn it back.

Stern said the word "agents" with notable disdain, and to highlight that the most strident voices in Hunter's ear don't belong to players. "

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