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08:12 AM ET 10.25 | The players appear to have launched a modest offensive in the PR hyperbole battle that is the lockout. Raja Bell said David Stern rules with an iron fist, Chris Paul made a point to say players aren't greedy and now, Tyson Chandler is comparing the league and its owners to dictators. Not quite as bad as "plantation overseer" but it's a strong way of putting it for sure. As he told ESPN Radio: "It's unfair to the players, it's unfair to the fans because it's only going to lead to a longer lockout. A negotiation is a negotiation, and that's the way it should be, but this is more dictators than anything, and I don't feel this is going as a negotiation." That seems to be the popular opinion around the players right now.

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October 25, 2011  08:14 AM ET

But, Tyson... they are benevolent dictators.


Come back to Dallas Bro.

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October 25, 2011  08:42 AM ET

The owners are just that...owners of a company. Tyson you are an employee, if you don't like the job, quit. You've done that on the court more than a few times.

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October 25, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Dictators that give Brendan Haywood 6 years 54 million...sign me up even if you want to make it 6 years 44 milion

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October 25, 2011  08:57 AM ET

No one cares about the nba. There's football and college basketball about to tip off. By the time fans miss sports, it will be summer and baseball will be back.

October 25, 2011  09:00 AM ET

So this is interesting we have dictators and spoiled primadonas fighting over who is going to keep small percentages of millions of dollars. Last I remember the guys running up and down the court were making about 1000 times more than the average person so why do they need an extra percentage? If it wouldn't hurt all the people that depend on their jobs to live I'd say who cares don't play this year.

October 25, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Someone needs to explain some things to this guy.

He is an EMPLOYEE... he works FOR the owners not WITH them. They OWN the team and they OWN his rights to play. It is well within their powers to just cut them all loose and put in replacement players. Which I for one would really like to see.

It's is NOT a democracy. The owners don't have to play fair. It is NOT a game and the refs are NOT going to bail these clowns out with some phantom call. Open your eyes and smell that cup of $15 coffee and get it right. You would do well to stop listening to the players. They are too stupid to have any grasp of their situation.

The league is done for the season for all intents and purposes. And unless the players wise up and realize how good they have things already and just agree to what the owners are asking your career just might be finished as well.

October 25, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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Dictators that give Brendan Haywood 6 years 54 million...sign me up even if you want to make it 6 years 44 milion

Absolutely.. I won't just get on that bus... I'll drive it wherever you want me to boss!

October 25, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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Chandler = dummyThe majority of society would kill to make what a 12th man on an nba squad commands.....Im starting to hate the players

The players couldn't have picked a worse time for this battle. All the fans in the unemployment lines... and there are millions... are having a really hard time relating to their problems.

They are making it easy to hate them.

October 25, 2011  09:05 AM ET

come on...you have a paycheck provided you perform as a certain level, the owner needs to make sure everything else is in order to get a paycheck. You make millions of dollars in a year, the owner may lose millions of dollars in a year. I'm sorry, but I'm siding with the owners. If they are taking a chance on losing money and you are not in the potential to lose money, the players are not going to get my support. The players actions can literally kill a smaller market team, so don't be asking for my support.

October 25, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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Absolutely.. I won't just get on that bus... I'll drive it wherever you want me to boss!

Bingo...I'd be first in line at that bus stop as well.

October 25, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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So this is interesting we have dictators and spoiled primadonas fighting over who is going to keep small percentages of millions of dollars. Last I remember the guys running up and down the court were making about 1000 times more than the average person so why do they need an extra percentage? If it wouldn't hurt all the people that depend on their jobs to live I'd say who cares don't play this year.

No one cared much in 2002 when IBM laid off about 70,000 people worldwide in less than a year. No one even blinked.

I don't want to sound harsh but I could care less about the few thousand NBA related employees that might have to join my brothers and friends in the unemployment office.

At least the NBA folks know who to blame for being unemployed.

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October 25, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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Amen / I endorse this messagewassup E

Morning M3... another day... another $.25 in the pocket.

But at least I have a job. I wonder why the NBA guys don't think the same way?

October 25, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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They're definitely not making fans out of fans these days!

But they are making enemies out of fans so that's something...

...not a good something tho.

 
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