WATCH: Common on NBA Teams Dropping ‘Owner’ Title: ‘Nobody Owns Us’


This is so stupid.

The owner owns the TEAM. Each player signs a contract to play on that team. It DOES NOT imply the team owner "owns" the player.

Mark Cuban LITERALLY owns the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise. Tom Gores literally owns the Detroit Pistons franchise...just like my boss owns our company. Because that's what the NBA team's a job. A job that a player is free to leave as soon as the contract he 100% voluntarily signed, that paid him millions of dollars, expires.

“The history of what we have and we are as black people in this country … it’s just not really being considerate of the history.” what about the white NBA players? Can they still refer to the team owner as the team owner?

"Hey, I am a black NBA player who has made millions and millions of dollars! I have voluntarily signed multiple NBA contracts to play basketball for a few NBA teams, and I am free to do whatever I want as soon as my contract, that I completely voluntarily signed, expires...I AM TOTALLY A SLAVE!!! The team owner is like a PLANTATION OWNER!!!!"

Shut the hell up, moron. No you aren't, and no he isn't. You are a multimillionaire, and he is the one who made you a multimillionaire by paying a ridiculous amount of money for you to play a game while representing his franchise.