Originally Posted by DaComeUP
I mean, you still have to make a roster work. You can sign a bunch of talented players that don't fit together and still not win titles.
That "special relationship" angle just isn't enough for me. Those guys stayed "loyal" to great organizations, so that makes it much easier. There's not many organizations in the league that are as committed to winning and actually know what they're doing. As a player, it's not worth that risk when this is literally the time in your life where you have your highest earning potential.
Thats where a no salary cap situation gets dicey. What's the value of a James Harden as opposed to LeBron or Steph?
And if they put a max contract limitation out there with a no salary cap situation, that further introduces the likelihood of these super pacts.
Look at how terrible the Sixers have been over the past five or so years. Imagine if there was no salary cap. They'd be atrocious.
The TV deal is going down next summer. If the players aren't happy still, they can renegotiate via a lockout in a few years I believe?
As a fan, who commits a good chunk of money going to games, buying TV subscriptions, I'm not that concerned about LeBron making 25 million as opposed to 50-60 million. You already got guys like Wes Matthews making 17 million a year. I'd say most NBA players are justly compensated.
My biggest concern is having parity within the league. Which is another issue which can have solutions in other ways other than not having a salary cap.