Chris Paul is representing the current top tier and future maxed out players as one of nine players on the NBPA Executive Committee. The other 8 are made up of middle of the road and players on the way out of the NBA in the near future. The other 8: Derek Fisher, Keyon Dooling, James Jones, Matt Bonner, Mo Evans, Roger Mason, Theo Ratliff and Etan Thomas.
Will he suck it up and do what's right for the entire Players Union? Will he look after himself and be vocal when the Owners demand control over their Superstar players (you cannot help but appear selfish to the others if you take a stand)? When the going gets tough and possibly in order for the rank and file to get paid closely to what they are making now, the Superstar players will have to take it in the chin and give up their freedom to switch teams. If this is the case what will Chris Paul do? The bottom line is that for every legitimate, maxed out player there are 50 others that are not in the same class. You already have 8 others on the Executive Committe that are not in the same boat as the Superstar Chris Paul. The Big 3 in Miami have made the Owners furious in the way they manipulated the free agent process to play together. You can bet the owners will not allow that again. They have pretty much made those claims.
If the last sticking point in the new collective bargaining agreement is that a Franchise Tag will be placed on one player on each team, thus eliminating movement of the Superstar Players, what will Chris Paul do? Will he fight it within the Players Union or will he vote with the majority to ratify a new agreement and thus ending the lockout? Will he look after himself and the few superstars in the NBA or will he look out for the 400+ other players?
I envy and marvel at Chris Paul on the basketball court, but I definitely do not envy the position he is in right now. Good luck Chris.
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