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Published: Monday, Nov. 7 2011 11:40 p.m. MST

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Captain L
Provo, UT

The players need to accept the offer the owners are making , things will only get worse and they will continue to lose money. Whether or not they feel like things are fair or not , the smart thing to do is accept this offer and get on with the season. I have my doughts they will, their pride is too great but I hope they see that things will only get worse.

plyxply
SLC, UT

The players have the right to a fair deal. They play basketball for a living, so hopefully the owners figure out a fair compensation for being allowed to play for a living? Do they think what they do actually has a positive impact on society or on the nation and well being of others? Sure there are ancillary jobs affiliated with the NBA and their teams, but come on, they aren't being treated fairly because they are only being offered 50% of the total revenue regardless of whether or not it's a profitable organization that is paying them?
How about the players take on some financial risk and get paid only if they meet certain individual and team goals, both with wins and losses as well as fiscally? That seems fair. How about if they are required to participate in 90% of all games and practices or they don't get paid? That seems fair. How about if they don't play as well as anticipated they get fired without pay? Seems fair to me.

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