Terry: NBA Trying to Remove Middle Class
Dallas Mavericks player representative Jason Terry said that if the new proposal is not a substantial improvement from the league’s prior offers, players will be prepared to walk away, even if it threatens the season.
“For us to take a bad deal at this point, as players, would be not good for the game of basketball and it won’t be good for the players going on into the future,” Terry said Friday morning during an appearance on the “Ben and Skin Show” on 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas.
“In life and society there are three classes: There’s the upper class, the middle class and lower class,” Terry said. “And what the owners are trying to do right now, what their proposal is, get rid of the middle class so you have one or two guys on each team making ‘X’ and the rest of the guys crunched down at a smaller number and then no middle ground.”