Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/8/13
Remember the lockout? I know we've all tried to forget the months without basketball when there was supposed to be a lot of basketball but the last lockout wasn't that long ago. At the time they were quibbling over the percentage of a $5 billion pie that was going to be distributed to the players and owners. The owners wanted to be saved from themselves with a hard cap or luxury tax restrictions and the players wanted to keep things status quo at worst. Eventually everybody came to an agreement on the appropriation of NBA revenue and we got to enjoy basketball again. In 2017 we might find these two parties back at the negotiating table again and with the lay of the land as it currently is with the Brooklyn Nets laughing at luxury tax penalties as they cut a check the next commissioner of the NBA might be looking for that hard cap again in order to show the league means business when it comes to its finances and parity. From Tim Bontemps at the New York Post: “I would say it's no s...
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