Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  7 responses

Shane Battier Pushing for True Revenue Sharing Among NBA Teams, Players

Shane Battier believes there’s more than enough money in the NBA pot for everyone to be happy. Per the Commercial Appeal: “Aside from attending a union meeting in June, Battier has kept up with the proceedings from afar, stating that it’s hard to have the necessary frame of reference if you’re not able to attend every meeting. However, he has managed to stay in contact with members of the executive committee. Having played for both a small market team in Memphis and a large market one in Houston, Battier has seen firsthand the discrepancy of revenue sharing, which is why he believes that could be one of the keys to getting a new CBA completed. ‘Teams like Memphis, Milwaukee, Sacramento, they’re at a disadvantage because of the economics of their cities,’ he said. ‘I would like to see us have a true partnership in every sense of the word. Let’s all share. This is an unbelievable game. This is an unbelievable opportunity for both owners and players. Let’s be partners. I think that extends to revenue sharing.’”

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  • bull22

    shane battier has really been the voice of reasoning. its too bad he has not been leading negotiations with civilized players and then this stupid lockout would be over. instead they got a bunch of unrealistic and igorant ball players who treat labor talks like its a basketball game…

  • CubicleWorker

    ^ lol

  • vlad

    the owners are unwilling to address true revenue sharing until the players first accept a 50/50 split of BRI. the owners is larger markets have scoffed at the notion of 50/50 splits. its too bad you’re ignorant on the facts. shane battier is simply echoing what the union has been saying all along. stay informed.

  • CubicleWorker

    Share all revenues and player endorsements!

  • LA Huey

    Revenue sharing makes sense to a certain point. But would there be a penalty for teams that continue to stay in the red? How long would profitable teams be forced to share with others?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    LeBron came into the NBA with a $100 million deal. Should he have to share that?
    And are we sharing all revenue derived from basketball? So that arena signage, sponsorships, casino earnings, real estate deals and the like go into the pot?
    I”m sure the players would LOVE to share their endorsements if it meant that any money owners made that was connected to their position as an NBA owner was also part of the pot. LOVE IT!