nba lockout

nba lockout - Bobby Krivitsky Sally Spalding CRS 325...

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Bobby Krivitsky Sally Spalding CRS 325 Persuasive Speech Outline Introduction: Attention Getting Device: The fact that the NBA is on the verge of missing an entire season despite coming off a season that was one of its highest rated since the Jordan era is incredibly selfish and completely unacceptable. Thesis: In the ongoing battle between NBA players and owners, only the owners can survive without an NBA season. Preview of Main Points: In this speech, I will be taking you through the 1999 NBA lockout and highlighting what caused the lockout as well as the solutions that were used in order to preserve the NBA season. I will also provide an in depth look at current negotiations and how this lockout came to be and how this season might be saved. In addition, I will be discussing the TV ratings from this NBA season and how after one of its most successful seasons it is such a tragedy that the NBA is missing games right now. Body: I. 1999 NBA Lockout A. What caused it? 1. The owners wanted to curb individual player salaries and put a ceiling on how much one player could be paid
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2. The players sought to raise the veteran’s minimum and retain the Larry Bird rights which allows teams to go over the salary cap in order to resign a player on their team B. Solutions 1. One of the major agreements made between the NBA players association and the owners was the owners’ decision to allow players to retain their Bird rights. This move helped to put an end to the lockout 2. Another major decision was the mutual agreement between the two sides to place a ceiling on how much each individual player could be paid. As a result of the new collective bargaining agreement, players with six or less years of experience could be paid a maximum of $9 million while a player with 7 or more years of experience could be paid a
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course CRS 325 taught by Professor Richards during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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