Hold That said:
Lets say you are an investment banker for Goldmen Sachs,one of their top 3 employee's someone who's invested and generated millions into the company.. Are you saying it's wrong for you to try and negotiate a deal with Golden Sachs too increase your salary compared to what some of the other investment bankers at Merrill Lynch,JP Morgen etc.. are making.. Is it wrong for a man trying to get the absolute value of what he is currently worth on the market in HIS PROFFESION? Because this IS in fact their job and lively hood. This blame falls strictly on the owners.. Owners have to pay out the a.ss for players who arent worth because why? There's always ONE other owner who is more than willing to over pay for said player..
There for it's an on going cycle.. So who's fault is that? If all the owners in the league actually had the balls to not offer crazy deals to these players and stand up for themselves then none of this s**t wouldn't happen. NONE.
But this is an impossibility and would ruin the league completely. 'Having the balls to not offer crazy deals' is simply not possible. Why would it be? There's a handful of owners who could care less about how much they pay a player, with eyes only on winning. Meanwhile there's a large majority who are trying to run a team, make some money, and maybe win. This means there's a handful of owners who have no issue with not 'having the balls' to not offer crazy contracts, but simply couldn't care less about their pay roll. And if the other teams want to keep up with those owners, they can't afford NOT to give out big contracts, of face putting a team on the court each night that consists of a bunch of Udonis Haslem's and Jose Calderons who have no chance of competing with super teams funded by owners with no financial woes.
The only way for this system to truly work is to have 30 owners who own teams purely out of love for the game and wanting to win. It's completely unrealistic of course. All I'm saying is, if I had multiple billions of dollars in my bank account, I couldn't care less if I lost a few million each year while getting to put Lebron James and Dwyane Wade on MY homecourt each night. I just wish more owners could adopt that attitude. It should be a billionaire's hobby rather than an investment.