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"If the proposal (the owners) have, if that's what they're sticking with and that's what they want, then I think it would be hard for a lot of guys to come back to the NBA," Williams said Friday in an interview at a private golf resort in San Diego.
Williams said any collective bargaining agreement that would leave stars such as Kobe Bryant making only $11 million a year! One of the biggest stars in the game! See the owners have proposed cutting players' salaries by roughly a third and that could open the door for an unprecedented exodus to Europe.
"(Kobe) could go make more money overseas, I guarantee you." said Williams, who has a one-year, $5 million deal with Besiktas. "If (European teams) knew he could be there for a full season, or they knew I could be there for a full season, or they knew LeBron James could be there for a full season, they'll pay more money, of course."
Those that think that there is no possibly of players leaving the NBA, are crazy. I heard a guy saying that there aren't enough spots available for all of the NBA guys to come over. Are you mad? Just about every player in the league could go over there. They'd just fire the existing players on those rosters in Europe and play ball with NBA players. The money will follow. They can't pay the current guys like the NBA because they don't have the fan base.
If everyone just packed up and went to Europe they'd immediately have the fans to support the salaries just like they would here. The European teams would then be able to sign lucrative TV deals with not only the companies in Europe but also in the United States.
Don't think for one minute that ESPN The World Wide Leader In Sports won't be the first in line with a check. Then the other companies will be right behind them with all of our favorite analysts and columnists in tow ready do the same thing they've always done.
You have to realize that we live in a social media age and everything is instantly up to date. With all of that happening, the fans wouldn't miss a beat. The average fan never goes to a game anyway. So it wouldn't make a bit of difference if the game was in L.A. or Germany!
The owner's better recognize that they don't have the power that they once had. It’s time to wise up and give these players whatever they ask for and throw in some stuff. Otherwise, they'll be sitting on the curb looking stupid. Can you imagine the frenzy that would take place in Europe if guys like Kobe, Lebron, D. Rose and D. Wade showed up. It would be like the Beatles landing in the U.S. years ago.
Guys would make more money over there because it would be all brand new to the people in Europe. They would pay through the nose to see our players every night. Then the NBA would be stuck with the guys that were forced to go to Europe to play in the first place. Not only would we lose the players but we'd lose the revenue from the taxes that those players paid on their salaries. Also remember all of the people employed as a result of the NBA playing in the U.S.. That will definitely have a negative effect the American economy and you couldn't blame that one on Obama!
Holla At Ya Boy!