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Bill Baptist/Getty Images The Rockets' Kevin Martin says he'd hate to lose a season over one percent of revenues. The NBA landscape has been swimming in the language of rejection and ultimatums. A rare exception is Houston Rockets guard Kevin Martin, who made some waves by saying that he's in favor of taking the best deal possible, while implying his primary concern was not missing games. "I think about [the ongoing CBA negotiations] probably more than I think about myself," the guard said on the phone, from Ohio, where he grew up. "I'm just always hoping there's going to be a breakthrough. Every time they meet, I hope they're getting close." With so many meetings ending in heartbreak, does he still muster hope every time? "I just patch my heart up," he says, "and hope that it doesn't get broken again. I'm going on the ride with them the whole way." Martin's comments have made him the most prominent pl...
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