Big Baby Davis Wants to Take 51% and End Lockout
At least one NBA player has made it known he’s ready to compromise in order to continue his basketball career. Celtics forward Glen Big Baby Davis tweeted Wednesday that he would take a 51% split on basketball-related income in order to end the lockout.
“Take the 51% man and let’s play,” he tweeted. “All I’m doing is speaking my mind. I’m with whatever the unions with. Yeah it sucks sitting at home not playing the game you love.”
The players were receiving 57% while the owners had 43% of BRI in the last collective bargaining agreement. The players are making a concession by dropping to 52%. The owners reportedly want a 50-50 split.
It’s hard to know what to believe each day, so we try to ignore daily changes in media reports. We remain confident an agreement will be reached eventually.
We’re also seeing from both sides (see Heat owner Micky Arison) that many people want the lockout to end. Given Big Baby’s nature as a soft personality, it’s no surprise he’d be willing to make a concession that the union might not want to make.