Fred wrote:dbr wrote:Fred wrote:What is strange is the players actually sign personal contract that they negoiate & agree to willingly with each team. They agree ! they sign ! what's to complain about. The complaint is Weber wants more?, Lapierre wants more ? even after they have agreed to their salary.
Players are pushing to keep things the way they are (ie. the same % of HRR, the same contract rules, etc) because they have done really well under this CBA, it's the owners pushing to keep players away from unrestricted free agency and to cut salaries (even on deals they agreed ! to and signed ! ).
Do you seriously believe what you posted or am I badly misreading you?
I think you're reading more into it. Individuallythe players work out their own deal and sign on the dotted line. Collectively they want a bigger piece of the pie, but I can't see Weber as an example actually benefitting further than his own contract has brought to him. It'll be no more than the cherry on the pie
I thought you understood what is going on with this threatened lockout. The owners want a ROLLBACK collectively, they want MORE of the players CURRENT salaries placed in escrow from their monthly pay cheques until the final accounting at the end of the year at which time the league would divide the HRR on a 53% /47% (to be negotiated) split. which will mean on average EVERY player in the league will receive LESS than the amount they agreed to and signed for on their existing contracts ...
In plain english, the owners want to get out of the contracts they legally and morally are responsible for...What I want to know is in what universe is a contract not a contract when you or I sign one, and why the FUCK should it be any different for a welfare recipient, a millionaire, a billionaire, a corporation, an athlete or a goddam brain surgeon!