“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.” A wonderful quote from Benjamin Franklin that accurately sets the stage for the nature of this post.
With a bit of research on the world wide web, I believe the NBA could and should come to a timely solution for the current lock-out. A quick glance at some statistics on the current NBA owners average net worth or the fact that 12 of the current NBA owners are on a list of the Forbes 400 richest people in America, speaks to the fact that perhaps they could concede a bit of ground.
However, I feel no sympathy for the players either. Grabbing only a few statistics on average NBA player’s salaries, their hovering around a ya know, measly 5.15 million(NBA.com), the most of the major American sports. Here’s another site with some information on NBA player’s salary. Leading to the notion that the players may also have a few concessions to make.
Using the very same Google search engine or ways of gathering information online, the players and owners could run across some facts on the average teachers salaries by state or the average salary for all surgeons jobs in the United States. For teachers their best bet would be to take their talents to Illinois according to the figures. The surgeon average comes in a just over 300,000 which isn’t even as much as the NBA rookie minimum salary. The idea of comparable worth if applied here for me would indicated that teachers or surgeons are vastly under payed comparably and though it’s not the NBA’s job to correct such injustices. They might consider them in dealing with their own situation.
Just food for thought but just maybe both sides could remember it all really started with a hoop and a dream…