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Source: NBA players to get $190 million

Updated: September 12, 2011, 3:26 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

Players who were on NBA rosters last season have been told by the players' union that checks worth a total of nearly $190 million will be coming their way this month, a source said.

The funds are being paid because the league's teams failed to spend 57 percent of all basketball-related income last season on player salaries, as stipulated by the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the union.

The biggest chunk, roughly $160 million, is the 8 percent ...

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