Money, Power or Both

NBA lockout. Money: Owners claim that 22 franchises of 30 teams are losing money.

Players say only half that many teams are losing money.

Power: owners want to pick who plays on their teams.

Players: like LeBron, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh all decide to go to Miami Heat.

Top 100 teams with largest average salaries per player:

Los Angeles Lakers are fourth with an average annual salary per player of $.65 million, only two Spanish soccer teams and the NY Yankees are higher. Here’s the kick: NBA teams paid players an average of $4.6 million a year, the highest of any league. They had all teams on the list with the Minnesota Timberwolves the lowest average salary of $2.6 million.

Major League Baseball had 18 of 31 teams ranked ahead of the lowest paying NBA team (Timberwolves– 40% paid players less than any NBA team)

National Football League had 7 out of  32 teams ranked ahead of the Timberwolves (only 20% of the NFL teams paid more in salary than the lowest NBA team)

National Hockey League had 5 out of 30 teams ranked ahead of the Timberwolves (only 16% of the NHL teams paid more in salary than the lowest NBA team).

Any wonder they are fighting over money and power is what gives the side ability to win the splitting up of the money duel.

 

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