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Stephen Kruiser

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January 8, 2014 - 9:34 pm

Alley OOPS.

A deal long viewed as one of the greatest in broadcast rights history may be coming to an end.

The Silnas brothers and the NBA are nearing a deal that would end a deal giving the Silnas one-seventh of the national television revenue of the league, the New York Times reported.

The NBA made the deal with the Silnas brothers in 1976 as part of a package to merge the ABA and NBA. The Silnas owned the Spirits of St. Louis, which was one of the two ABA teams excluded from the deal. The NBA paid the owners of the other team, the Kentucky Colonels, $3 million to fold.

The Silnas brothers have already made around $300 million for being better negotiators and now the league is willing to pay them $500 million to go away.

When I first heard about this deal awhile ago I remember thinking, “That’s it, I’m buying the kid every good deal-making/negotiation book I can find.”

That’s got to be cheaper and more effective than college, right?

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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The Silnas brothers were responsible for giving Bob Costas his first major broadcasting job, as play-by-play man for the Spirits. They should be paying out that NBA money as part of a class action suit to any sports fans across the nation who've had to watch Costas on NBC over the past 35 years.
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Basketball- YUCH!!!
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The Silnas brothers were responsible for giving Bob Costas his first major broadcasting job, as play-by-play man for the Spirits. They should be paying out that NBA money as part of a class action suit to any sports fans across the nation who've had to watch Costas on NBC over the past 35 years.
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