NBA Players Would Be More Wealthy, Independent Without “Owners”

February 3, 2012 (links, photos and video refreshed January 10, 2020)

Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant et al. would all be
billionaires if Federal
Reserve System Did Not Exist.

The NBA Lockout concluded on December 8, 2011. It was a comedic display of greed and privilege. I’m not talking about the players. I’m talking about the so-called “owners.”

This latest lockout has roots that go back to June 30, 2005. On that day, the workers (“players”) and money-movers (“owners”) agreed on a six-year extension of the collective bargaining settlement reached in 1999. That settlement came after the NBA lost games for the first time in its history due to a labor dispute.

The workers made major concessions for the settlement to happen, including acceptance of a rookie salary cap and maximum salaries for players. The cap on salaries came one year after Michael Jordan, arguably the best ever at his craft, made $30 million and $33 million in this final two seasons (1997-98). He averaged only $3 million per season in his first 11 years. The player’s union and “owners” wanted to avoid another public relations disaster and quickly reached a six-year deal in 2005. Players retained 57 percent of basketball-related income for salaries. The “owners” got their wish of an age-limit for draftees.

The new raw deal

The last deal expired on June 30, 2011. “Owners” claimed 22 of the 30 NBA franchises were losing $300 million per season under that deal. Several reports, including those from and Deadspin disputed those figures. They highlighted slick accounting maneuvers by NBA owners that created the illusion of financial loss.

Billy Hunter, the NBA Players Association Executive Director, asked the league to open the books and prove the losses. They would negotiate accordingly based on the facts. The NBA refused. They knew doing so would expose their bluff (sound familiar). The lockout commenced on July 1, 2011 as a result.

The workers, once again, got “no vaseline-d.” They accepted a deal which cut their share of basketball-related revenue from 57 percent to “49-51 percent.” Meanwhile the paper money movers and commissioner David Stern turned the NBA into a complete joke and got wealthier in the process.


Commissioner David Stern, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark
and Miami Heat owner Micky Arison.

NBA fans know the players well. Games are televised daily, while the players’ personal lives are sensationalized on state-run media outlets, some by choice, others by blaxploitation. The headline in the latter link ironically is “Allen Iverson’s Earnings Garnished To Pay Back JEWeler.” Conversely, NBA fans know very little about the so-called owners.

Let’s first state the obvious truth about NBA “owners.” At least 22 of the 30 (including Commissioner Stern, who technically owns the New Orleans Hornets) are confirmed Zionist Jews and billionaire supporters of the Euro-imperial apartheid colony called “Israel.” In addition to the ones pictured above, the other Zionist owners include:

  • Leslie Alexander of the Houston Rockets
  • Dan Gilbert of the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Herbert Kohl of the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Jerry Reinsdorf of the Chicago Bulls
  • Bruce Ratner (minority owner) of the New Jersey Nets
  • Donald Sterling of the L.A. Clippers
  • Jerry Buss of the L.A. Lakers
  • Tom Gores of the Detroit Pistons
  • Bruce Levenson, Ed Peskowitz and Michael Gearon of the Atlanta Hawks
  • Stan Kroenke (who ismarried to Wal-Mart’s Ann Walton) and son Josh Kroenke of the Denver Nuggets
  • Peter Guber and Joe Lacob of the Golden State Warriors
  • Robert Sarver of the Phoenix Suns
  • Adam Aron and Joshua Harris of the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Paul Allen of the Portland Trailblazers
  • Richard Devos of the Orlando Magic
  • Charles and son James Dolan of the New York Knicks
  • Robert Epstein and David Epstein of the Boston Celtics
  • Herb Simon of the Indiana Pacers
  • Larry Tanenbaum (Maple Leaf Sports and Kilmer Sports) of the Toronto Raptors.

Black Eye News cannot confirm one way or the other whether Ted Leonsis of the Washington Wizards, Clay Bennett of the Oklahoma City Thunder; George, Joe, Gavin and Adrienne Maloof of the Sacramento Kings; Michael Heisley of the Memphis Grizzlies; and Glen Taylor of the Minnesota Timberwolves are part of the Zionist cabal. The only three who are definitely not members are Michael Jordan of the Charlotte Bobcats, Greg Miller of the Utah Jazz, and Peter Holt of the San Antonio Spurs.

Zionists, the NBA and the Federal Reserve

Why is these “owners” affiliation with the Zionist Israeli cult significant? Zionist so-called Jews are mostly Ashkenazi. They are only 2 percent of the entire United States population, but own upwards of 70 percent of all U.S. wealth.

State-run U.S. media and “mainstream” America frequently point out the fact that most NBA players are “black.” Thus the Zionist identity of the “owners” is also relevant. This Israeli mafia (or monarchy, depending on your point of view) owns all U.S. sports. Do your own research on NFL, NHL and MLB owners. The cabal also owns virtually all U.S. media, and has exclusive statutory control of printing and valuating U.S. dollars via their private, for-profit Federal Reserve.

Ben Shalom Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker, the last three Federal Reserve Chairmen, are all Zionist Jews, as are most of the board members.

Many white Americans get extremely upset when their Zionist monarchy is talked about with objectivity. The monarchy itself knows its media can simply tag someone with the “anti-semite” label when their genocide, power and manipulation agendas are brought to light. 30-year Israeli Knesset (Congress) member Shulamit Aloni admits this much.

The Federal Reserve and NBA owners

It was reported during the lockout that Stern pointed his finger and shouted at Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade. Wade responded by telling Stern “don’t you point your fingers at me…I’m not your child!” This was back when owners were pushing their “take it or leave it” 46 percent cut of basketball-related revenue going to players.

Sadly, NBA players have this collective, acquiescent belief that they need the NBA brand name to make a lot of money. As a result, the players took a deal that was far more favorable to the 30 Zionist “owners.”

Fast forward to this week. Fed Chairman Bernanke told the House Budget Committee that he unilaterally makes policies that he believes will stimulate the housing market and economy overall. It’s similar to how former Fed chairman Greenspan essentially said he is God.

Congress fights Fed, NBA players fight owners

Congressman Scott Garrett, R-N.J., told Bernanke that the Federal Reserve was overstepping its power by legislating economic policy. Bernanke aloofly apologized. But the policy is now official U.S. “law” regardless.

The “owners” of the United States Congress (Bernanke and the Fed) force their policies and desires onto their subjects (Congress), despite dissent from said Congressional “players.” NBA players succumb the same way to their “owners.” The only difference is that the Fed and Congress are manipulating trillions of dollars on a macroeconomic scale that affects every American.

Meanwhile the Bank of the NBA (“owners”) is manipulating billions for 430+ gifted human beings who don’t really need a middleman to make millions, or even billions. In short, the owners of both the U.S. Congress and NBA players are all the same people, part of the same cabal.


The United States would be far better off if Congress would get rid of the USA’s owners by repealing the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. Likewise, NBA players would be far more wealthy, influential and groundbreaking in their communities without “owners.”

Several NBA players learned they can make very nice incomes by playing basketball anywhere on the globe. The sport is creeping up on soccer as the world’s favorite. New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire suggested during the lockout that players should simply start their own league. He didn’t elaborate much on the idea. But the fact remains that fans pay high ticket prices to see Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, etc. do their craft. They don’t pay to see Mark Cuban or Jerry Buss.

Professional basketball players could choose to be world travelers. They’d make good money doing what they love, while being respected and revered by many. They could also heed Stoudemire’s advice and just start their own league. They already have the capital. All they need is a rough blueprint for building the league which will free them from ever having to refer to someone as their “owner” again.

The blueprint for a player-owned league

Many NBA players and other “black” millionaires and billionaires have, say, $1 million lying around to invest in a franchise of their own. The investment would go to buying a few acre of land for outdoor courts and bleachers. Those who want to invest a little more can have indoor arenas via rental of a local community center or building their own in cold-weather cities. The added element of some franchises having outdoor courts would make the game that much more intriguing.

The NBA players could not only be the best player on their own team, but be the chief executive as well. They could hire general managers and a few others who manage the franchises, including concessions, security and media. Tickets could range hypothetically from $20-$200, with the most expensive being court side. There could easily be 100 regional franchises with a 25-game regular season.

Travel would be restricted to luxury bus rides, so teams would only play others in their geographic vicinity during the regular season. An NCAA tournament-like playoff would be held at home courts until the “Final Four.” That would be held at a much larger venue to bring in much larger revenues. Regular season games would be live-streamed on the internet. Paid subscribers can watch on the league’s home page, complete with advertising of local businesses, local farmers, Metta World Peace’s new album, etc.

Short-term sacrifice, long-term enrichment

Stoudemire could invest $1 million in his hypothetical “Stoudemire Studs” franchise. He plays for the team and pays 11 other decent players with a salary cap of around $500,000. This creates jobs for many basketball players out of work. It also provides opportunities for concession workers, cooks, musicians, tailors, etc. in black communities. It’s a win-win for everyone.

“Collective bargaining” would be TRUE bargaining. Everyone would be making good money and feeling like the same celebrities they were before by providing entertainment, jobs and an identity to inner-city or otherwise neighborhoods.

The immediate drawback would be that $10-plus million guaranteed salaries would be out the windows for the immediate future. State-run media would likely be “black-out” (pun intended) coverage of the games and league as well due to jealousy.

The general sentiment of many white Americans towards NBA players is, to put it mildly, unflattering. Here are some comments from various online media outlets reporting on Stoudemire’s idea of creating an independent league.

NBA players would play in front of fans who truly love and support them by forming their own league. They would be job creators, entrepreneurs, celebrities and the drivers in narrowing the wealth gap between black and white America.


NBA players have goals within the current system. Derek Rose and the rest of them want to win several championships. Dwight Howard wants to break all rebounding and blocked shots records. But I bet Rose and Howard would really love seeing bank notes with their names and faces on them.

The Federal Reserve has exclusive value manipulation and printing power of U.S. dollars. Thus those $100 million contracts the Durants, Bryants and James’ of the world aren’t worth anything near that in reality. It’s not near as bad as those NFL toilet paper contracts. But if the “Fighting Derek Rose” franchise used its own paper notes backed by his own wealth, and other player’s franchises accepted each other’s “bank notes,” the possibilities are infinite. Basketball revenue would be chump change compared to the yields the player’s league “dollars” would create.

The economics are simple. The collective will of NBA players to do something like this is far more complex. It would also take a lot of legislative and electoral fortitude to make this happen. The time has come for NBA players to stop listening to their Zionist “owners” and start learning the intricacies of fiat currency and the central banksters who control it all.


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