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My point is that the professional league executives, the owners, the agents, the union members, and the union reps are all deeply interested in separating the sports fan from his entertainment dollar and optimizing league revenue.
That is, the goal of each league is to beat out the other professional sports leagues (and all other competing entertainment sources) in providing the best product for consumers.
The leagues have, therefore, instituted various internal mechanisms which balance the interests of the players with those of the owners and fans, such as revenue-sharing (though not all leagues have this) and both entry and expansion drafts.   (6082 words)

 National Basketball Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Basketball Association of America was founded in 1946 by the owners of major sports arenas in the Northeast and Midwest, most notably Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The National Basketball Association, more commonly referred to as the NBA, is the world's premier men's professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
Although there had been earlier attempts at professional basketball leagues, including the American Basketball League and the National Basketball League, the BAA was the first league to attempt to play primarily in large arenas in major cities. /wiki/NBA   (2402 words)

 Current Biography Excerpts: Basketball
In the early years of the decade, the NBA was the laughingstock of professional sports, riddled by runaway salaries, quarrelsome owners, and widespread drug abuse among its players.
One year later the Bulls succeeded the Pistons as the NBA titleholder, and in 1992 Jackson's team was widely acknowledged to be among the greatest in league history as they fell just two games shy of the record for most wins in a season and repeated as NBA champion.
He returned to the NBA, and by the time he retired as a player in 1990, he had begun a second career as the owner of a company whose mission is to help recovering athletes and other substance abusers maintain their sobriety. /currentbio/baskball.html   (2402 words)

 More Recognition For Belichick
Brady was #24 on the guest list with a seat in first lady Laura Bush's box, and was panned to on ABC's coverage of the speech as Bush called to Sports owners and Player Union leaders to help stop the use of performance enhancement drugs in professional sports.
NFL director of officiating Mike Pereira said during his weekly segment on the NFL Network Monday that defensive back Eugene Wilson won't be disciplined for his hit on Colts receiver Reggie Wayne on Sunday.
Wilson also left his feet on the play, but "launching" is not a penalty in and of itself. /stories/print_story.php?story_id=2384   (2402 words)

 Selig Plays Hardball on Stadium Deals (
It is led by Selig, whose status as both team owner and commissioner would violate conflict-of-interest rules in all the major professional sports leagues -- the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League.
They say it is able to divide markets to leverage public money for stadiums that raise franchise values and earn hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for baseball's owners, eight of whom were named to the 2003 Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans.
MLB officials say the new stadiums anchor teams to their communities, provide economic and cultural benefits to cities and generate revenue to help teams acquire players and stay competitive. /wp-dyn/articles/A7597-2004Jun26.html   (1279 words)

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