Charles Barkley: NBA Owners Want Changes to Free Agency

by August 15, 2011

According to Sir Charles, team owners are seeking to make it harder for NBA free agents to be, well, free agents. From the NY Daily News: “Hall of Famer Charles Barkley predicts owners are going to insist on major changes in free agency in the next collective bargaining agreement. ‘When you have a player like LeBron (James) going to Miami, owners have a problem with that,’ Barkley said at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday. ‘Teams like Cleveland, to do well and increase in value, they need to keep their star players. This isn’t like baseball where one team can put a bunch of stars together.'”