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This year joining me now Brian Mahoney basketball writer for the Associated Press alright Brian for -- welcome here.
It in your -- are we gonna have a season now what was yesterday's move really whether the definitely.
I'm still hopeful but I'm a lot less hopeful that was before if you'd asked me.
July 1 when this all started I -- said they'll be back December 15 to overtake by Christmas and in the longer this goes now and especially now the -- of -- law.
The you know of if this season is in jeopardy really is a.
I was very trusting the two lawyers that went against each other in the NFL all lock out.
One represented -- -- one reps and the players are now.
Both of those lawyers very high profile lawyers representing the players and they claim that the league is illegal you think they have a stronger case than.
What the players are presenting in the NFL over the summer.
Well they really believe in our case and having me to legal team they do.
They really feel confident about that but then -- that -- everyone whenever illegal team thinks we got a good team we have a good case I know one goes in -- -- -- lose.
But I'm not sure -- -- legal experts aren't sure they have the case or not so it's by no means a victory -- they have a chance but it's not a guarantee you'll players.
A lot of this is about revenue split you know basketball related become a BI as they call and there are a lot of things that go into -- this income part key concessions in all this stuff.
The players say we want more than 50% the owners' latest proposal was 5050 split on that BRI.
Why Q when you know people we also look at they say 5050.
Billions of dollars at stake both sides take fifty why do you agree to it and let's play basketball is that really isn't as simple as people outside yelling that.
-- -- -- the same questions of the fifty that's what you learn in an instant best option to to me right but.
Did the players say they are the product -- they are the ones who you don't buy tickets to watch the owners -- mean did they should make more than on the profits and you know I understand why they make their case and in -- 57 under the old deal they have offered to go as low was 52 and now they're a -- to go to fifty if you know they get certain things they want otherwise I mean they they have offered to move but I understand why they still think they should not have to be at the same number the owners are.
Not the same time to their owners that say.
As some some to have at a twenty summit at a 22 of the thirty NBA teams claim to be losing money on a year to year basis -- -- -- its -- the five teams.
Would lose less money if they didn't play this -- at all that if they started playing games.
Is that funny accounting or is that really to be the case well I understand your taste it which is YAR Anderson one has less -- it is.
If you're -- 57%.
Of every dollar you make.
-- hard to make you make a profit on that and -- the owners are saying is if we're given them 57 we can't make money so.
I why they're losing money -- can see why whether it's this much is the players say it is that's up for debate but I certainly understand how they can be losing -- prime big picture long term here if we don't have an NBA season this year.
You know like hockey had impact in 94 the whole year without the NBA.
How detrimental is -- to a -- that was getting a little bit of momentum was -- star players coming back in.
On how much would currently -- to be horrible special because -- such a great year last year.
If things were really -- -- the court review fans might understand what is happening but revenues were up -- -- ratings were up it was a great year for the week and not have the shutdown happen now.
Fans even anger they would have been otherwise -- -- prime with so that it doesn't happen we can get -- season you know but it's in the courts.
Nobody really likes except for the lawyers for -- thanks -- in his area thank you -- In that -- sir thanks nice okay what are the people President Obama -- to find much needed budget -- says is actually 50% chance that the super committee.
Will fail find out what else -- saying just moments.
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