Miami Heat owner casts protest vote against new CBA

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Micky Arison was supposed to be one of he doves. He took a $500,000 fine for tweeting he was not one of the hardline owners.

He was one of the owners who wanted to make a deal and get back to basketball. Or so we thought. Then comes this note:

Heat owner Micky Arison is revealing that he cast a ballot against passing the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement.

Arison says it was “a protest vote” primarily in response to the way revenue-sharing components of the deal will be structured….

Arison declined to say if he would have cast the “no” vote if the CBA wasn’t already assured of passage. Enough votes to pass were already secured by the time Miami made its selection.

So Arison and Mavs owner Mark Cuban are two of the 5 no votes. Big market owners whose teams played in the finals. Interesting.