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NBA commissoner David Stern details the 'philosophical divide' between owners and players.
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Way out suggested to us that one movie we convene. Maybe we should it start from scratch. And there are things that we should think about that we haven't thought about four. So I don't mean to suggest. That it's off the table and any threatening way it just hasn't done the job. And the question is what does it take on both sides to get the job done. So. We'll just have to see how that works and any estimate on the next negotiating session. Just -- testing. And he's gonna have a meeting Tuesday. Teasing him. But I expect there will be hearing from the end. Will be hearing from you know talking about next week in both not having things. Happen players. Forgotten. What it means to -- 3000004. Million dollars a year and perhaps would benefit from a trip to the sausage making plant or GM place. I'm not taking. I think that Adam and I think -- that the -- spoke we've we've. Had a system. Gone from an average salary of 250000. Dollars. To a salary average salary compensation exceeding five million dollars. I ain't never felt that I had to apologize. For the players. Making that money because. The dollars were being generated by the system. And now we've come to a place. Where when you Kendall -- you look at the investment that owners are making. The arena's that the owners are providing for the stage. With thousands of people opponent to create revenue. Without any -- diminishing the contributions that the players may. It's time for there to be a return. On the investment that's being made and -- added. Making sure. That and that where we are now that thirty teams if there will mention of the opportunity both compete and to make a profit. And we've tried. Unsuccessfully to persuade the players. And union. That. That's a worthy proposition. No we got closer. I don't think we're closer in -- -- worries -- we're not closer. And that was spent the most time trying to get closer. We have a huge. Philosophical divide. The player's perspective as enunciated by Derrick Thomas's. You've been happy losing money should continue to lose money. And basically should hope that your teams. Continue to make money or -- that you appreciate. In the Charlotte. Others -- prices that reflected. -- -- for profit you know that's a real problem. And and I think you don't have to get in Wednesday anything more than -- diversity that this is in the two proposals. Were pretty far apart. I think it's great that we're. You know we understand there's nothing personal. With swapped sides for advocacy. But the lack of animosity. Doesn't get us any closer. With respect to -- -- philosophical. Divide.