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08:06 AM ET 06.02 | Yes, the Big 3 is under contract through the end of 2014, though a hard salary cap could make things interesting. Chris Bosh and LeBron James signed $110.1 million contracts last summer while Dwyane Wade signed for $107 million. The Heat likely wouldn't be able to fit all three under a hard cap. "That's part of the negotiation," Stern said before Game 1. "This is very complex. If there's a will, we'll be able to work all those issues out." The NBA, like the NFL, is headed to a lockout July 1 if players and owners cannot agree to a new CBA before the current one expires on June 30.

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June 2, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Aw, wouldn't that be a shame.

June 2, 2011  08:15 AM ET

Bullsh!!!

June 2, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Breaking up the 3 stooges? Where is Shemp when you need him.

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June 2, 2011  08:24 AM ET

This is nothing new. When they signed last year, sports writers were saying if the owners get the new type of cap that they want. Then Miami is going to have to give up one of their three stars. If it happens I see Chris Bosh being seent out on the ice. But it would be funny if it was Wade that was traded.

June 2, 2011  08:25 AM ET
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Bosh can always pull some tricks if unemployed

I heard he's good on the pole. On the real though the players will be damned with a hard cap... that's really stupid. But whatever's out there to mess up those three little pigs I'm all for it.

June 2, 2011  08:25 AM ET

whatever the CBA will be, hopefully D12 goes to dallas.

June 2, 2011  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This is nothing new. When they signed last year, sports writers were saying if the owners get the new type of cap that they want. Then Miami is going to have to give up one of their three stars. If it happens I see Chris Bosh being seent out on the ice. But it would be funny if it was Wade that was traded.

that would be the ultimate kick in the balls to him.

June 2, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Bye bye Bosh!!!!!!!!

June 2, 2011  08:34 AM ET
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Bye bye Bosh!!!!!!!!

Lol, yeah he is w/o question the od man out there. The only good newsa for him though is that he has played well enough in the playoffs for someone to pick him up.

June 2, 2011  08:38 AM ET

No problem, I smell a sweep in the Heat's immediate future. The Mavs are a one trick pony. Dirk is like Dwight, he can't do it all alone.

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June 2, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This is nothing new. When they signed last year, sports writers were saying if the owners get the new type of cap that they want. Then Miami is going to have to give up one of their three stars. If it happens I see Chris Bosh being seent out on the ice. But it would be funny if it was Wade that was traded.

A hard cap only benefits the greedy owners and I don't know how the players will allow something like that to happen when all we hear is high TV ratings and increased revenue across the board. Yes it may be true that not all teams are making profit but that's more of a management issue than a CBA issue. The players need to stand up for themselves. There's too much money in basketball and the game is only growing so they shouldn't let the owners rob them... afterall players make the league what it is - not some obese old men in suites. A hard cap in the CBA only goes to show how cowardice Hunter is...

The current system is flexible enought. It's up to management and ownership to buy what they can afford so they don't overspend and look for a bail out. We live in a democratic economy so it's OK to have teams that are mismanaged lose money. What Stern is trying to do is run a system where the owners are guaranteed profits. That's so unAmerican. There need to risks and competition.... man the league office is lawyers are manipulating the mostly uneducated players... it's a shame and I hope there's at least some players out there that can stop these dinner thieves from taking away what they deserve. Don't cave in players. SAY NO TO A HARD CAP.

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June 2, 2011  08:44 AM ET
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Lol, yeah he is w/o question the od man out there. The only good newsa for him though is that he has played well enough in the playoffs for someone to pick him up.

Bosh to Cleveland...LOL....Now that would be irony....

June 2, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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Bye bye Bosh!!!!!!!!

That's not the system for him anywayz! When he was in Toronto, no one complained about his abilities. He just quietly produced year after year. I'm sure if we had Bosh instead of Boozer's garbage arse, we would be talking about a Mavs-Bulls Finals.

June 2, 2011  08:47 AM ET

Whyt no mention of the Kareem-Pippen saga...LOL

June 2, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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Bullsh!!!

Yupp... If you want to run a system where profits are guaranteed don't call it a business. Call it a cartel or the mafia cos the businesses that we know share profit and loss... man F Stern. He's a croog.

 
June 2, 2011  08:48 AM ET
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That's not the system for him anywayz! When he was in Toronto, no one complained about his abilities. He just quietly produced year after year. I'm sure if we had Bosh instead of Boozer's garbage arse, we would be talking about a Mavs-Bulls Finals.

To bad all that producing found them with a losing record year after year though....

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