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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  10 responses

Michael Heisley: ‘I’ve Never Seen the Collective Bargaining Agreement’

Owning an NBA team doesn’t necessarily mean you need to peruse the CBA, it seems. From The Chris Vernon Show (via Beyond the Arc): “Vernon: Did this way of conducting business regarding the rookie contracts just come to you after reading the collective bargaining agreement? It appears as if you had this epiphany after reading the collective bargaining agreement — ‘Oh my god, why are we conducting our business this way. Here I am reading the collective bargaining agreement and we don’t have to do it this way.’ Heisley: ‘I’ve never seen the collective bargaining agreement.’ Vernon: ‘What?’ Heisley: ‘I’ve never seen it.’ Vernon: ‘How is that possible?’ Heisley: ‘It’s very possible. Are there things you haven’t seen in your life?’ Vernon: ‘Well, I don’t own an NBA franchise.’ Heisley: ‘What would you do, study the collective bargaining agreement?’ Vernon: ‘Absolutely.’”

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  • Coney Islander

    First. HOLY SH*T YOU’RE AN IDIOT!!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Dave.

    What the-

  • http://www.phonetobuy.com LeoneL

    He’s got people studying that for him I guess.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Oh wow. This guy really is an idiot. ‘Better to be thought a fool and stay silent, than to speak out and remove all doubt’. Abe Lincoln.
    This is actually incredible. I know that just because you get paid to do a job doesn’t necessarily make you good at it. But.. this is some next level sh1t.

  • Homie

    I know from our (Vancouver’s) first hand experience with him, he’s an idiot. Even worse, he hired morons like Dick “6 Tanker” Versace to run things for him! Eeek.

  • MikeC.

    Not that surprising considering they’re the team that didn’t want to pay Gasol because they were too mediocre with him, but figured a huge contract for Rudy Gay was a good idea since he could help them make the jump from bad to mediocre. Heisley should hire Isiah. They’re an even better fit than Isiah and Dolan.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    I guess he won’t be at the table negotiating the new CBA.

  • dsleepy21

    this is actually kind of funny. Vernon: ‘What?’ Heisley: ‘I’ve never seen it.’ Vernon: ‘How is that possible?’ Heisley: ‘It’s very possible. Are there things you haven’t seen in your life?’

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Who needs to read when you have money? You pay lawyers to do that for you.

  • total scrotal implosion

    I doubt many owners KNOW the cba. Thats what lawyers are for

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