Originally written on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 10/6/11
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by Vincent Thomas / @vincecathomas NBA owners are making public opinion history. It takes a hubris-dripping amount of greed to make professional athletes seem like quasi-activists for worker rights, but that’s basically where we’re at. In today’s post-Enron/”Wall Street Bailout” America, filthy rich billionaires can’t be so cavalier about their money-grubbing, even if, on the other side of the labor line, stands one of the country’s pariah archetypes, the “rich, spoiled, millionaire athlete.” With the players union and owners unable to make progress on a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that would end the lockout and save the scheduled start of the season, the League said the first two weeks of the regular season would be canceled if a new deal was not reached by Monday. In other news, the bad guys are now clearly identifiable after a summer of ambiguity as to which side held claim to the moral high-ground real estate. The divvying up of basketball-related income, a.k.a. BRI, i...
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