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Season Almost Over! Getting Excited!

Since 1985 until now the NBA Owners/Players Union has been outpricing itself from the fan of all ages.

Well it is coming, the closing of the season in the NBA. This is not about Owners against the Players. It is purely about the big picture of economics to survive and get the NBA in financial order for all cities involved.

Just ask yourself, why should a player get a max contract of 18/million to play in NY? Then if you are a Owner in a small market city you have to pay the same amount 18/million to compete for this player. So now should we charge a person in Cleveland $2,000 to $3,000 for a courtside seat just like in NY? Both amounts are wrong. If I am correct when L.James played in Cleveland the courtside seats were around $600.00 per/game. How many people can buy 41 season tickets at this price in Cleveland? Is it right to say the agents should get 3% on every contract?

The NBA Association warned the Owners to prepare for this lockout a few years back. The players were told by the players association what could happpen to the 2011/2012 season. Now it is hear and both sides need to look at all these cuts for the big picture of the NBA game. As I view it the big issue on the table is the top thirty players make to much money compared to the other three hundred fifty players in the league. There needs to be a closing balance between the players for everybody to survive along with allowing Owners to put stronger deeper team rosters on the court. You have players on team benches that would not be in the league if it wasn't for them taking low salaries based on cap.

In the seventys had the privilege to be a NBA ballboy. Later on had the pleasure to have prime Knicks season tickets. Now in the process of purchasing future prime seats in a new arena. The Owners are correct by wanting to restructure the whole NBA financial system. The players are wrong when they are looking for pitty from fans based on not understanding economics and the financial system. The Players union and players agents don't give a damn about the players as they seem to think. Just remember everybody that wealthy people create jobs and unions, agents and government destroys jobs.

The New York Knickerbockers will be something special in 2012.

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