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Could LeBron impact new NFL CBA?

As NFL stars and owners watch LeBron James hold the NBA hostage, they're likely considering the contractual landscape in their own league. How might the current free agent frenzy in the NBA impact the crafting of a new collective bargaining agreement in the NFL?

Posted by Matt Brooks on July 8, 2010 12:00 AM
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How will NBA impact new NFL CBA?

How will LeBron James and the current NBA free agency process impact a new NFL collective bargaining agreement?

Posted by Reader Poll, on July 8, 2010 12:47 PM

NFL remains the real king

The NFL continues to dominate the sports landscape, giving its owners the power and arrogance necessary to prevent its players from enjoying the spoils of an NBA-style free agent auction.

Posted by Anthony Stalter, on July 8, 2010 12:15 PM

City-sized ego

While the LeBron James free agency circus might factor into a new NFL collective bargaining agreement, there simply is not an NFL star with LeBron's $100 million ego.

Posted by Dawn Knight, on July 8, 2010 12:02 PM

The almighty franchise tag

While Cleveland Cavaliers fans would love to keep LeBron James in town with the power of the NFL's franchise tag, it's that singular factor that most greatly differentiates the NBA's wide open free agent market and the far more restrictive NFL.

Posted by Tim McHale, on July 8, 2010 11:50 AM

The power of publicity

Fewer free agency restrictions in the NFL would allow the league to capitalize on the type of publicity storm currently swirling around LeBron James and the NBA's free agent class.

Posted by Brandon Benson, on July 8, 2010 11:16 AM

Liberate the players

Just like NBA stars, top NFL free agents should have the ability to choose their destinations and create drama in the offseason.

Posted by Adam Tracey, on July 8, 2010 10:57 AM

Apples and oranges

There's simply no way to compare the financial systems of the NBA and the NFL as their respective collective bargaining agreements are miles apart.

Posted by Jason Maloni, on July 8, 2010 9:08 AM

There's no "$" in "team"

In a team sport like football, blockbuster NBA-style free agent deals will never be the norm.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on July 8, 2010 12:00 AM

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