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Jerry Buss
Who will get better deal, NBA or players?

Owners in for long haul K.C. Johnson Chicago Tribune Here's how long the NBA lockout will last: Until David Stern wins. Too many new-blood owners entered during the fat-cat days of the NBA, only to see the economic downturn shrink their franchise values. Stern says 22 of 30 teams are losing money, and 12 teams have told Stern they will lose less money sitting out a whole season than playing a shortened one. The owners are in for the long haul, with a hard salary cap the goal. The NHL sat out a whole season. So can the NBA. The players say they're in for the long haul, but they haven't started missing paychecks yet. When they do, look for concessions beyond giving up the...