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Silver disagrees with union head Roberts

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NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he “couldn’t disagree more” with comments made by Players Association executive director Michele Roberts about the league’s salary system.

Roberts told ESPN.com in an interview that the salary cap was “incredibly un-American” and that “my DNA is offended by it.”

Roberts also weighed in on the 50-50 split of revenues between owners and players, saying there would be no money for anyone without the players.

Silver noted in a statement that there was nothing un-American in a unionized industry to have collective bargaining for paying employees. He also says the league’s success is a collective effort.

The cap, which limits the total amount teams can spend on player salaries, is at an all-time high of $63.1 million.

 

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