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Miami Heat Index Podcast: NBA Lockout Politics & Media Bias

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat stands with teammates Chris Bosh #1,  Dwyane Wade #3, and James Jones #22 against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center on March 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Reservoir GodCorrespondent IIOctober 15, 2011


How long will star players like Dwyane Wade and LeBron James stand with role players like James Jones in the NBA Lockout?

Basketball stars only account for a minority of the National Basketball Players Association, but they drive the majority of the revenue as the most productive players in the league. A previous article on the Miami Heat Index, "Dollars, Dwyane & De-Certification", analyzed how collective bargaining de-valued the services of star players like the Heat's Three Kings.

A Harvard political science professor spoke with the Miami Heat Index about the political tension between star players and role players in the NBPA, how it could impact the negotiations in the NBA Lockout and the effect of media bias on player strategies.

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