Jul 20, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT
I’m not sure I ever thought of Kyle Korver as a guy with the common man’s touch.
But he sure sounded like it when talking lockout with CSN Chicago.
“It’s a shame,” Korver said. “The NBA makes too much money for everybody not to be making a little bit already, right?”
Korver went on to explain that from a player’s standpoint, he doesn’t understand where the money is going. “How?” Korver said in frustration. “I think they made about $2.4 billion dollars last year, how does everyone not have a little bit in their pocket?”
Kyle’s math is a little off. The league made about $4 billion in revenue last year, of that $2.17 billion went to the players. That leaves about $1.8 billion for the owners to pay all the other league expenses and find some profit.
Korver made $5 million last season to play 20 minutes a game and score 8.3 points.