Details from the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement are slowly coming out.
The league and the National Basketball Players’ Association reached a “tentative agreement” on Wednesday, avoiding a potential lockout like the one that hit the 2011-2012 season. According to Basketball Insiders, there have been significant changes to the agreement in a few areas.
One area where changes were made, was to the list of prohibited activities. This list had previously included activities such as hang-gliding, rock climbing, motorcycle riding and snow skiing. The new prohibited activities include trampoline jumping, use of firearms, and riding hoverboards.
That’s right, NBA players will no longer be able to arrive at games astride their favorite two-wheeled vehicles. While all of these activities can certainly cause injuries, especially the use of firearms, this all boils down to NBA teams dislike for paying players who are injured in non-basketball activities.
The new agreement also makes some changes to the rules governing veteran extensions and the pension program. Draymond Green probably wasn’t upset with those changes, maybe he just wants to ride his hoverboard?
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