Well, why in the heck wouldn’t it? There is a whole bunch of goodness in this latest entry in superb Taiwanese Animation-based reporting, but first, from NMA World Edition:
The collective bargaining agreement between NBA players and owners expired on July 1, initiating a lockout.
Players currently receive 57% of basketball-related income. Owners are lobbying for a more even split.
Owners claim most teams in the league are bleeding money, saying they lost a combined $300 million last year.
Critics are skeptical of the grim picture owners paint. Teams are able to earn millions through local TV deals.
The players aren’t exactly hurting, either. They’re fighting a hard salary cap that would limit their extravagant contracts.
The first two weeks of the season have been cancelled, prompting some players to join foreign leagues. We in Taiwan say, “long live the lockout!”
Funny, I’d say there is a considerable proportion of Americans who agree with the Taiwan citizens’ sentiment, but moving on, some notes from the video report, in bullet point form:
Hey, it’s funny. Now that it’s been put in its proper animated perspective, the issues surrounding the NBA lockout makes a lot more sense. I think. Thanks, Taiwanese Animation!