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Should player recruiting be barred?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by kmart9419, Jul 10, 2012.


Should players be barred from communicating during free agency?

  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
  2. No

    55 vote(s)
  1. manlisten

    manlisten Member

    Jan 13, 2008
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    I see this argument all the time and it still doesn't make any sense at all. It's ok to form a super team only once you are passed your prime? The whole reason Drexler and Barkley teamed up with Hakeem was because they still felt they had what it took to win. I bet they were probably kicking themselves thinking they should've teamed up when they were in their primes and still good. The principle behind guys teaming up is that they left it up to management for x amount of years and they failed so instead they just build their own team. It took 2 years in Miami for Bosh and Lebron to get a ring after how many combined years in Toronto/Cleveland? And the only reason guys like Jordan Magic and Bird didn't team up was because their front offices were capable of building championship contenders -- you couldn't join them, you had to beat them. Those guys didn't need each other as teammates...they had Worthy and Kareem and Pippen and R odman and McHale etc. All great players want great teammates. If management can't do it you have to force a trade or do it yourself.
  2. MONON

    MONON Member

    May 20, 2002
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    I totally agree. However, the new CBA should curb the creation of superteams in the future. As for AA's saying that Clyde & Dream were buds & somehow landed in Houston, they didn't work their contracts years in advance to become free agents the same year so they could sign with the same team. Clyde & Barkley were never "friends".
  3. likestohypeguy

    Nov 10, 2009
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    They should be housed somewhere in the offseason so that stern can make sure they aren't pulling this crap. Not in a real prison obviously, just some place where all their communications can be monitored etc.
  4. leebigez

    leebigez Contributing Member

    Jun 24, 2001
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    How convenient since the rockets don't have a guy who can recruit other players. Dream and clyde talked about playing alongside each other for years all the time.why is it a problem now?
  5. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

    Feb 14, 1999
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    Did anybody mention this thing would be hard to regulate? :p I know you want to say you can impose fines or whatever, but... well you can't. It'd have to be negotiated into the collective bargaining agreement and the union would fight it to the death. And, they'd probably have the NLRB on their side as an overly invasive labor practice. Then assuming it was in the CBA anyway, the players will do it anyway, in private, and just not tell teams or the media about it so there's no evidence to fine them on. And, even if a team knows their player is recruiting, they won't say anything because it helps them. Players getting recruited away obviously will be especially careful about not letting anyone know that collusion is involved. So, it's basically impossible and just about the worst way to control superteams.

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