NBA Details Their Proposal To Public
The NBA took a couple nonconventional routes today to getting out their side of the story with regards to their current proposal on a new collective bargaining agreement with their players.
For reference, here is the full document sent to the players and obtained by USA Today, which they posted on their site earlier today (.pdf reader needed).
The league then took to Twitter, with David Stern and Adam Silver answering questions from 7pm Eastern to 9pm Eastern from anyone who sent questions to @NBA. The league answered questions from fans, media, and players. Here’s a sample:
@sportsguy33 (Bill Simmons, Grantland.com): Why not contract over missing a season?
@NBA: Contraction has been discussed but is not a complete solution
@momomoses7: And why are players being “unreasonable” and “greedy” when they are the only side making sacrifices from previous CBA?
@NBA: Players not unreasonable or greedy; system is broken
@DwyaneWade (Dwayne Wade, Miami HEAT): why are all your “system solutions” only impacting the PLAYERS?? What have the owners giving up of significance??
@NBA: The economics & system favored the players in prior CBA — Teams lost over 300m last year
Check out the Twitter timeline for @NBA to see the full “Twitterview.”
And finally, the NBA posted a video on YouTube, explaining their current proposal.
Now you have the NBA’s presentation of the proposal, what do you think? What should the players do when the team reps meet on Monday?