Understandably, the money Baron Davis is being paid is a direct result of a trade from the LA Clippers, still I wish that this year’s CBA comes back with a clause that will allow Davis’ salary to be cut devastatingly. His case is one of the more specific reasons why owners feel the need for a hard salary cap. There are plenty of players in the league that are being paid ridiculous amounts of money while riding the bench and coming into the game ever so often.
While Davis is being given $14 million, every other starter is a ways away from reaching that salary. I think we can all come to the general conclusion that Davis is not worth that much money. This does more to hurt the NBAPA’s case against the league than help it.
As much as fans may want to side with the players on this one, we may have to take a step back and see what the owners are really talking about here. The fact of the matter is that teams are losing money and players seem to want the system in place to stay as is. That cannot happen without someone predicting the potential collapse of the league in years to come. The NBA is not that lucrative of a business, and it is primarily because the owners and players agreed upon a system that led to this.
Baron Davis’ salary is one of the primary reasons, not him specifically but the idea of massive overpaying, why this lockout is in place.