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08:09 AM ET 11.14 | In the eyes of many, Monday is a make-or-break day in the NBA lockout as players mull the league's offer. As [David Stern] finishes up his coffee and danish awaiting word, the players, who will total at least 50, could instead decide to reject the latest offer outright and begin the process of union decertification -- a potential season-killer. "The deal needs changes for it to be acceptable to the players," a union official told The Post. ... "Not just tweaks, but significant changes." Ex-Knicks center Nazr Mohammed tweeted over the weekend, "This deal is so bad it amazes me the league would bring it to the table after all the concessions we already made."

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November 14, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Getting completely feed up with the players, let them form their own league. The current owners have plenty of players that would be willing to play for them under any reasonable contract, let Bryant and the James and any of the others that think they know it all bear the cost of putting a team of **** on the court and see how long their pocketbooks last.

November 14, 2011  08:22 AM ET

Nazr how much do you make annually? What is the average annual household income in North America? mmmmm, shut you pie hole!

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November 14, 2011  08:29 AM ET

What concessions have the players made other than taking a cut in BRI which was expected anyway? Still no hard cap, luxury tax still in place with veteran exemptions. What the players need to do is get a contract structure that maximizes the 50% of BRI they get instead of groaning about 14th and 15th man on the roster being sent to the d-league.

November 14, 2011  08:42 AM ET

"The deal needs changes for it to be acceptable to the players," a union official told The Post. ... "Not just tweaks, but significant changes."

This about says it all. After all this time and work spent on this contract...some nobody decides there are still major changes to be made?

Shut this sham of a league down! Let the players decertify and get rid of everybody's contract.. then dump 2/3rds of them and replace them with the best college and amateur players they can find and start the NBA all over again.

Stern needs to make his promise to go even lower on the BRI and basically choke the financial life out of these overpaid clowns.

November 14, 2011  08:46 AM ET

Stern looks like he's getting a hummer under the table.

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November 14, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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Agreed! Time for the season to officially end!

It's funny how the players talk of fans hurting.... I aint hurting. I have my money in my pocket. If these owners and players don't want it... that's fine with me!

November 14, 2011  08:56 AM ET

The owners need to compromise and get the games playing. If you say you are losing money and you get all the money back (50% of BRI instead of 43% in last deal). Why prolong the lockout taking about competitive balance? It will never happen, if players are limited in how much they get from the league then they'll still go to bigger markets to get more from endorsement.

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November 14, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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Nazr how much do you make annually? What is the average annual household income in North America? mmmmm, shut you pie hole!

Of all the teams he's played for why did they have to say Knicks. The players need to learn there's a time to give and a time to take. The last CBA robbed many of the owners so this time around it's only fair the owners get to run with the money... word to the players - Some money is better than no money... take th cot damn deal. These owners are morons anyway... they'll find a way to overspend with all these restrictions in place.... take the deal.. put them to the test...

November 14, 2011  09:01 AM ET
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Of all the teams he's played for why did they have to say Knicks. The players need to learn there's a time to give and a time to take. The last CBA robbed many of the owners so this time around it's only fair the owners get to run with the money... word to the players - Some money is better than no money... take th cot damn deal. These owners are morons anyway... they'll find a way to overspend with all these restrictions in place.... take the deal.. put them to the test...

Agreed, the owners have bigger ego than the players and overspend hoping to win the big one. Smart owners let their GM's call the shots. Dumb owners want the spotlight aka Jerry Jones, Dan Gilbert, Don Sterling etc......

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November 14, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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Agreed, the owners have bigger ego than the players and overspend hoping to win the big one. Smart owners let their GM's call the shots. Dumb owners want the spotlight aka Jerry Jones, Dan Gilbert, Don Sterling etc......

Yah... take ATL as example. A small market team doling out 126 mil to JJ because they can. I can see that happening again. I can see Milwaukee

November 14, 2011  09:52 AM ET

just think , another year lebron wont get a ring !!! yeh !!!!! how old will he be next yr ? 29 or 30 i think. they cancel yr & contracts chances he wins ring are slim

November 14, 2011  09:53 AM ET
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I still stand with the players on this thing. Negotiations, if done in good faith are supposed to be a give and take. There have been many concessions on the part of the players and non from the owners. Meanwhile the owners are the ones who've created this mess. They want it their way or no way, as if they're children on the playground throwing a temper tantrum. I hope the players can afford to kill the season. If they cave now, the owners will always know that they can do what they want to these guys and get away with it. The plantation will be back and in full swing.

I disagree, the players have not moved or made any attempt to move on their requirement to get more than their fair share of revenue.

November 14, 2011  09:56 AM ET

Nazr: you made $6 million the last two years for being close to 7 feet and playing 15 mins a game maybe....is there somethign wrong with this picture or is it just me?

November 14, 2011  09:57 AM ET

Better Start Selling Your Bling, Bros.

November 14, 2011  10:08 AM ET

This is what happens when people make concessions...neither side is going to "love" this deal.

If the players reject this deal today, I will laugh because it is only going to get worse for them.

The owners are billionaires and have other businesses that make them money.

The players on the other hand, have no way of getting paid.

If the players de-certify, the NBA is going to cancel all current contracts...that will make things even more interesting.

 
November 14, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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This is what happens when people make concessions...neither side is going to "love" this deal.If the players reject this deal today, I will laugh because it is only going to get worse for them.The owners are billionaires and have other businesses that make them money.The players on the other hand, have no way of getting paid.If the players de-certify, the NBA is going to cancel all current contracts...that will make things even more interesting.

The NBA Players are all smart with university backgrounds. They even have started to wear phony glasses to make them look intelligent and cardigans like their hero Carlton Banks.

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