Question of the day: How would you end the NBA lockout?

Christina Azouz

If you were the NBA commissioner, how would you end the lockout?

The owners and players are separated on two main issues: soft vs. hard salary cap and revenue sharing.

The players want a soft salary cap, which allows teams to spend more than the salary cap but would have to pay a luxury tax for every dollar over the salary cap. The owners want a hard salary cap, which does not allow teams to go over the salary cap.

Revenue sharing: the players received 57% of the NBA’s income before the collective bargaining agreement ended in July. The owners want that number to come way down.

If there is to be a 2011-2012 NBA season, the two sides need to come to an agreement fast. There are reports that the NBA has decided to postpone some preseason games and regular season games could be next.