Articles matching tag: Salary Cap
- Column: NBA Playing With Funny MoneyAugust 11, 2016
When Kevin Durant waved goodbye to the Oklahoma City Thunder last month and signed a two-year $54.3 million contract with the Golden State Warriors, most NBA observers predicted multiple championships in the Warriors’ future. That may prove to be true. After all, last year the Warriors finished the regular season with the best record in NBA history and fell one game short of winning the championship. They lost to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers who stormed back from a three-games-to-one deficit and unceremoniously knocked the Warriors from their anointed throne. That collapse proved, once again, that games are won on the field of play, not in the blogosphere. So it would be wise to hold the champagne and parades for the time being.
- Column: Salary Cap For College AthletesJanuary 14, 2016
In a recent piece in The New York Times, Joe Nocera proposed a salary cap for college teams along with individual player salaries, specifically for those that play Division I football and men’s basketball. It’s not the first time Nocera has advanced the concept. Four years ago he recommended paying college athletes and then, as if his idea was a fait accompli, went on to suggest a salary cap. In his latest column, Nocera elaborates on his salary proposal and ends with the statement, “That’s my idea for paying college athletes. If you’ve got a better one, I’d love to hear it. We can argue about it on Twitter.” Unlike Joe, I’m not a tweeter so here’s my response: I don’t believe we should pay college athletes so there’s no need to debate the specifics of a salary cap.