This post comes despite recent news the GOAT is impeding progress on the BRI at the CBA talks. If you don’t understand what that sentence means, then I’m jealous of you.
The owners’ faction includes between 10 and 14 owners and is being led by Charlotte’s Michael Jordan, according to a person who has spoken with the owners. That group wanted the players’ share set no higher than 47 percent, and it was upset when league negotiators proposed a 50-50 split last month.
According to the person who spoke with the owners, Jordan’s faction intends to vote against the 50-50 deal, if negotiations get that far. Saturday’s owners meeting was arranged in part to address that concern.
A majority of the 29 owners are believed to support a 50-50 deal, but they are reluctant to move further.
“There’s no one who’s interested in going above 50 percent,” said the person who has spoken with the owners.
[New York Times; H/T Slam Online; Michael Jordan caricature art from Wang Tao over at Hooped Up Online]