Somehow the Miami Heat have managed to sign three prime free agents to max deals, and still they have found money left in their pockets to sign the underrated productive duo of Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem. WTF???? I thought there was a salary cap in the NBA… isn’t there?
I know, I know, they finessed the cap with “sign and trades” and “mid-level exceptions” or whatever ridiculous other loophole exceptions exist in that poorly drawn Rube Goldbergesque CBA. That’s my point — the salary cap is a joke.
And if you can’t tell, I’ve had it with the stupid salary cap. I want it gone, now! Its accomplished nothing… zero. Except confused the fuck out of everyone.
Was it meant to produce parity? As I documented before, the NBA is far more stratified today than it was when the salary cap came into play. Was it meant to allow small markets to compete on level ground for free agents? The Bucks are basically bidding — and still having to overpay for — the very kind of mid level free agents they’d be restricted to if there was no cap.
Has it kept labor costs at a sensible level? aaaaaaa, oh excuse that typo, I just went into convulsive laughter.
What the hell has it done? The guy from Harvard makes a compelling case that it LED to the LeBron-Dwyane-Bosh partnership!
I hate it!
The Association needs to go to pure revenue sharing and no salary cap.
It’ll never happen.