UFC fighter asks why NBA players make so much!

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  1. WheresWallace

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    I don't really agree with what you are saying.

    Reason 1: A player's height has NOTHING to do with the 'demand' for basketball, for the fact that people across the world are clamoring to watch highly skilled basketball.
    Reason 2: There is no height requirement for the NBA, yes there is a bias for taller players but if everybody on the planet was no taller than 6'3" are you saying that there would be no NBA?

    We both agree with the fact that NBA players deserve the money that they make.
     
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    They will create the hype and make another Jordan before they let that happen
     
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    R1 is in reference to why they get paid more. The supply part is that height and skill matters. You don't have a large population of 6'+ people with that skill level to draw from. In contrast to say, football, where pure athletes have a much easier time making the NFL than the NBA. Hence you have a relatively limited supply. If the demand is the same and the league revenues are comparable, NBA players will see more money than NFL players. Of course this isn't the true case because of other factors, but it explains that the lack of replacement players drives NBA salaries.

    R2: You're right, there isn't a height requirement. But let's be realistic - you have to be tall to play in the NBA. There are extremely few who can make it without being so. You also need a certain level of skill (shooting, dribbling, passing, defense) and athleticism to be drafted. That combination restricts the supply of people in the population who are realistically going to make the NBA. If no one was taller than 6'3 you'd still need to satisfy the other 2 variables. Which still results in the supply of people that can play in the NBA being limited.

    You're speaking of supply and demand in terms of economics, and the supply side of NBA salaries is largely dictated by the supply of labor that drives the product. That refers to the supply of people making the NBA, not the supply of basketball games they are offering. And height is a defining factor in the pool of people that they can pick from.
     
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    NBA social media dwarfs every other sports league combined. We are even at the point where a good amount of fans care more about the NBA offseason and highlights than watching games. TV ratings don't mean shyt.
     
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    It comes down to marketing and promotion.

    The UFC is a company. So they will always do what's best for the UFV, not the fighter.

    If the top fighters promoted themselves and negotiated their own bouts like boxing, the UFC wouldn't exist.

    The only benefit to the UFC is lesser known and lower tier fighters get to earn.

    Khabib is one of their top fighters and the dont know how to promote him.

    They force the best fighters to fight way too soon with little to know build up. And they do it for the fans but you end up diluting the brand.

    Lastly, the sport itself to low skilled in comparison. A WWE wrestler came in to the UFC and won the title after 2 or 3 fights. Ex football players and even Kimbo Slice was able to come in. That should tell you something.

    What was started by the Gracie family has turned into something completely different.
     
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    You can't create something like that. They've tried their hardest to shove LeBron down our throats and nobody has bit. Bron gets all the hype and still produces the lowest rated Finals in history.
     
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    When played at the highest level possible. The problem is right now the NBA is not being played at a high level. Its actually a very poor product hence the awful ratings.

    Back in the 90s it was played at a much higher level than today which is why ratings were so high.
     
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    Nah. People aren't watching as much. Even if you take into account streaming, the NFL and MLB didn't see their ratings plummet post covid like the NBA. It was a much larger drop.

    Just face. The NBA is right now a trash product. I no longer watch it and it was my favorite sport BY FAR until 2015. Tgat season is when I noticed the quality of play starting to fall off.
     
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    They didn’t have internet streams when Jordan played. Bron is a equal draw to Mike :yeshrug:
     
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    folks ain't have no choice but to tune in during the 90's

    if they missed the broadcast shyte was basically heading to the shadow realm never to be seen again

    ha


    shyte crashed across the board for sports

    you are free to have your opinion

    it's more talent than ever on the court

    it's young nikkas out the league that would absolutely smash on the previous generations

    lil nikkas is coming out the skill development labs like some basketball version of universal soldier or something

    ha

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    MMA is far too individualistic and conservative a sport for these guys to smarten up about collective bargaining. Thats why they're so easy to exploit. It's difficult to create class consciousness amongst guys in an environment where there isn't much collaboration and unless they're part of the same camp most of their interactions involve hitting each other and talking trash. They don't see each other as co-workers. It's the nature of the sport.

    These are facts too. They're on the same wave politically that pro wrestlers are on and those guys engage in a far more collaborative process than MMA fighters and even they haven't smartened up on collective bargaining yet. MMA has a long long way to go.
     
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    You and I both know that isn't true. Bron ain't even on Kobe's level as a draw. Jordan is on another tier. Stop lying to yourself.
     
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    Yes all sports saw their ratings fall. But the NBA's fall was far greater. NFL and MLB ratings didn't fall as far as the NBA. It was a monumental drop that the NBA better hope was a one time thing and not their new normal.

    If the bubble ratings are the new normal, then NBA contracts will decrease. Big time.
     
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    go get the %'$*

     
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    Packed stadiums for 9 months, tv deals, appreal sells.... they aren't just giving them the money
     

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