NBA News – New CBA, NBA Season Starts Christmas Day

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

Finally we have some good NBA News: the 2011-2012 NBA Season officially starts December 25th, Christmas Day, with a tripple-header: the Boston Celtics v. The New York Knicks, The Miami Heat v. The Dallas Mavericks, and The Chicago Bulls visiting The LA Lakers. An exciting set of matchups to kick-off what will be a shortened, 66-game (rather than 82-game) NBA season.

And now we can take a brief look at the new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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While the website of the NBA has the details, the basics are that the revenue is split 50-50 between players and owners, the Salary Cap is maintained at $58 million per team, but 85 percent of that must be spent on existing players rather than 75 percent as in years past. Players sustain a 12 percent cut in revenue, but no decrease in individual current salaries.

What Took So Long

As this blogger states in the video, it’s shameful to spend 149 days haggling over who’s more important between players and owners, only to come to the kind of agreement the two sides should have had one week out of the start of negotiations.

Overall, the NBA has sendt a terrible message of incredible greed at just the time when such behavior’s under attack from American society.

Stay tuned.

About the Author

Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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