Disparity in NBA Player Salary Often Leads to Winning, Says Case Study

With the National Basketball Association (NBA) group of owners locking out their players this basketball season more sports fans are taking interest in terms like “revenue share,” and “luxury tax.” Terminology and topics usually reserved for the business section is now making its way to the front page of the sports section. In the wake of yesterday’s epic fail of player-owner labor negotiations, a new study examines how the pay hierarchy on an NBA team can actually lead to victory on the court.

Unlike Major League Baseball, salary disparity in the NBA can make a positive difference on the court, according to new research from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Dear NBA, Why do You Suck So Much at Life? (Lockout Update)

I hope you’re ready to go “all in” (I bring that up because here in the Chicago sports world that phrase has a new double meaning, and it’s associated with abject failure) with watching college basketball and hockey.

Because abject failure describes exactly how the latest round of labor talks went yesterday. The NBA negotiations made zero progress, and it looks very likely that will have games cancelled all the way to the beginning of 2012. At this point the entire NBA season is in jeopardy.

So you have to wonder how could they collectively be this much of dumb asses? How can they all strangle the golden goose and loose out on all that revenue?

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The Skinny, no Anorexic, NBA Lockout Update

NBA content is absolutely dying on the web these days. It’s where web traffic goes to die.

Stories on the painted decals of Michael Jordan’s plane?? DON’T CARE!!!! It’s gotten so bad that I almost posted a story about the Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert making an appearance on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” I encountered nothing else that was more exciting of NBA theme this week. So without boring you to death, here’s the latest on the lockout.

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NBA Lockout News, and Timberwolves Coaching Search Update

Since the NBA lockout began on July 1st, there has been very little updates on negotiations between the player’s union and the owners.

That is until Tuesday when the NBA filed a lawsuit against the Players Association.

The lawsuit is a tactic the league and the owners will use in an attempt to protect themselves from the union decertifying to gain leverage against the league.

Decertification by the union was seen by the NFL players back in the early stages of the NFL lockout just months ago. [Read more…]

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