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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