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Players worth far more than 50-50 split

A divide down the middle sounds good, but there's nothing fair about the deal

Updated: October 26, 2011, 11:05 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

David Stern and his billionaire boys club thought they scored a ton of common-sense points when they made their take-it-or-leave-it offer to the NBA players, and let's face it:

Is there anything more reasonable, more equitable or more American than a 50-50 split?

It sure sounds like a fair place for two hostile opponents to meet. Half the basketball-related income goes to the owners, half the basketball-related income goes to the players and millions of pro basketball fans celebrate ...

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