View Full Version : What if basketball had a congress?

02-10-2017, 08:02 PM
And could force owners out. I am not talking about the sterlings of the world because that would be a given... I am talking about every owner gets a 10 year evaluation report and in that span if they are screwing their fan base over with sheer idiocy then a basketball congress of some of the smartest minds in sports would force their hands to sell said team to a hand picked group and or persons.... We have some of the dumbest owners in the sports who arent actually trying to lose but cant get out of their own way and their fans suffer from it year in and year out... Example Dolan and the knicks fan base.... Why are owners not held accountable like players/gms etc?... Hell if a commissioner is doing bad they are replaced... Owning part of a 100 billion dollar league is as much of a privilege as anything else and the fans should not have to endure stupidity because an owner owns the team.

I am not saying win a championship... I am saying questionable idiotic move after idiotic move year in and year out... when the cons heavily outweigh the pros and owners have a track record of stupidity they shouldnt get a pass just because they bought in to the sport... Even if 10 years is to small a sample size owners should be held accountable and they just arent.

02-10-2017, 09:28 PM
They can be held accountable by the fan base. If you don't want to support you're owner, then don't support that team. I think your trying to fix something that isn't broken. If an owner is a bad actor, they can enact paragraph 13 of the NBA constitution which is : Under the terms of Paragraph 13 of the constitution, NBA owners also have the right, by three-fourths vote, to revoke ownership if an owner "fails to fulfill" a "contractual obligation" in "such a way as to affect the [NBA] or its members adversely." I think that's enough recourse.

I know I certainly wouldn't want a special congress to determine if I should be allowed to continue operating my property the way I see sit.

02-11-2017, 12:24 AM
I mean, that's completely impractical and socialist and would never happen.

But in this hypothetical, it would completely drive down franchise sale values too. Hurting the league in the end.