Players demanding trades has ‘gotten a little out of control’ - Skip Bayless | NBA | UNDISPUTED

  • Published on Jul 10, 2019
  • Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe to discuss NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's recent comments regarding trade demands becoming an issue that must be addressed. Hear why Skip thinks the player movement around the league, including forcing trades, has gotten a little out of control and reveals an radical thought about trades.
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  • Skip and Shannon: UNDISPUTED

    Have player trades gotten out of control?

    • TheKarub1
      TheKarub1 6 days ago


    • Mark W
      Mark W 6 days ago

      @Len F. , I live in NC as well. How do they Hornets not bring in enough money to the city for them to keep staying there. You do realize that they host 41 games and the opposing teams have fans that travel to see the games. That's a ton of revenue coming into the city

    • Mark W
      Mark W 6 days ago

      @Len F. , Unfortunately though, Charlotte is just like any other small market team. It seems now that players either want to play in California or NY or Miami. Boston and Philly might be an exception. The reasoning behind the supermax contract was for teams to be able to keep their star players. Unfortunately, players are willing to leave 50 or even 75 million dollars on the table. I guess the league should drop to 12 teams, 6 in each conference. Have the players vote for 6 cities in the West and 6 cities in the East the they would most want to play in and let it go at that. Charlotte, Pacers, Bucks, Cavs , Suns and a couple of other teams just can't compete with big market teams

    • Len F.
      Len F. 6 days ago

      @1cent no doubt my exiguous friend.

  • arthur curry
    arthur curry 2 days ago +1

    The owners still running the league, if they werent making record $ there would be changes

  • Jim Morrison
    Jim Morrison 3 days ago +1

    Anthony Davis needs to shave his damn eye brows

  • Phoenix 94
    Phoenix 94 3 days ago

    The players should have control over where they play.

  • dire mire
    dire mire 3 days ago

    I stopped watching bball after Miami formed their super team. #rigged

  • a55a55inx
    a55a55inx 3 days ago

    8:39 reminded me of Chris Tucker. lol

  • Richard Pablo
    Richard Pablo 3 days ago +1

    Shannon Sharpe: "Now Skip"

  • Truth Finder
    Truth Finder 3 days ago

    I’m for players. The work hard and that’s why people come out. The should control where they go. Period.

  • Jasper Scooby
    Jasper Scooby 4 days ago

    Players wanna win championships nobody wants to play the game and end up like Ewing,Miller & Barkley never winning a championship

    • Michael Duncan
      Michael Duncan 4 days ago

      No they don't. These players could care less about chips. If that were the case some wouldn't leave good situations for a possible flop. The players you're referring to actually did care.

  • ItsThat Pc
    ItsThat Pc 4 days ago

    OKC was actually shopping PG and Westbrook, they were planning on trading them to Toronto

  • Kenyata Jones
    Kenyata Jones 5 days ago

    Lebron is not playing forever Shannon

  • Kenyata Jones
    Kenyata Jones 5 days ago +1

    Owners has no loyalty therefore players no longer do examples ask Blake Griffin and IT.

  • Stephen Dunker
    Stephen Dunker 5 days ago

    Sharpe 'The team is never the villain'
    Please sir reference: raptors with deman, celtics with IT

  • Drewslens
    Drewslens 5 days ago +3

    Reset the NBA and have a major draft with every players out there

    • TheBmills415
      TheBmills415 4 days ago

      Uhhh no
      Too many contracts out there and I'm 100% sure Lakers would get a monster squad

  • Orion Pax
    Orion Pax 5 days ago

    It’s ok for a player to ask for a trade but if the team refuses the player better fulfill the contract! Any sulking, sabotaging, or half hearted performance then sue the player!

  •  5 days ago

    Nba is scripted

  • King G
    King G 5 days ago

    Shannon be talking loud asl 😂💀

  • country city
    country city 5 days ago +1

    thats (typical) daily over rated over paid cry baby blacks 🙋🏿‍♂️🙋🏿‍♂️🙋🏿‍♂️🙋🏿‍♂️🙋🏿‍♂️ for ya folks
    and its only gonna get worse then civil war time 🔫 get ready for it 🇺🇸 real true facts folks

  • Stagmire Lupertazzi
    Stagmire Lupertazzi 5 days ago

    Ahhhh, yes. He does...He’s the commissioner. He’s paid to make the big decisions for a reason. Any way to increase parity in the increasingly lopsided NBA is a good thing.

  • Jrod Jr.
    Jrod Jr. 5 days ago

    Feels like football never coming

  • PrimeInChina
    PrimeInChina 6 days ago

    No, it isn't out of control. This is the most exciting summer in NBA HISTORY. Seriously, an old Chinese women came up to me and spoke in broken English and told me she thought Kawahi was going to the Lakers. I've never seen so many people that didn't watch basketball be so excited about things. This is exactly what the NBA needs. Having one strong team and no competition is BORING. This is what the NBA used to be like.

  • D. Ross
    D. Ross 6 days ago

    Mark my words, demanding trades is going to result in the owners going on Strike. At the rate we are going the top 20 best players on going to end up on a handful of teams and ruin the league because they will bankrupt small markets, which means less TV advertisement, less merchandise sales, fewer endorsement deals, etc. In fact, I can envision a day when 5 of the top 10 best players will join forces and go after a 9-peat to break the Celtics record of 8 straight. The owners will want to protect their interests and the only way to re-negotiate with the Players Associate is to go on Strike and temporarily shut down the has been before.

  • GuitWick
    GuitWick 6 days ago

    If your workplace or employer is not living up to your expectations, you find another gig. This is life. We stand to see one of the best nba seasons ever,, and people have a problem with this??

  • Benoit Crevier
    Benoit Crevier 6 days ago +2

    Shannon is definetely a lebron pon pon girl...

  • Ya mama knows who I am

    I think that's not even what Adam Silver is talking seems like there's something more going on here and we're going to find out very soon what he's investigating...just saying ... There was a report that Kawhi asked for shares in TFC from the Raptors... So maybe they're investigating the whole Kawhi transaction... I know a lot of owners are very upset about the Paul George request and demand and got exactly what he wanted and let's be honest Adam Silver works for the owners not the players...

  • Larry Allen
    Larry Allen 6 days ago

    Really it's a simple solution if you sign then later on demand a trade make them pay that years salary back to team that their bolting on meaning that 40 or 50 million i had invested from the year before i want it back now you can go wherever you want

  • Jason Tidd
    Jason Tidd 6 days ago

    Teams are the employers so yes they can do whats best for their business the team but the players are employees and like any other job the employees get paid to do their job and that's it so the players should not be allowed to all for trades at all they are getting their huge money and they and should just do their job unless you want the thugs to run the bank

  • Ant
    Ant 7 days ago

    So it’s wrong for a player to request a trade when they want , but a team can release/trade a player when they want to. It’s only fair.

  • Nostrodumbass 8
    Nostrodumbass 8 7 days ago

    Ever seen Basketball?

  • Wyatt Russell
    Wyatt Russell 7 days ago +1

    Just remember..... the owners, the league and the refs aren’t good at playing basketball.
    Just like these two idiots. Stay in your lane. The players should start their own league.

    It’s not hard to extort and exploit poor people, every industry does it.

  • Kevin Tingzon
    Kevin Tingzon 7 days ago

    i say a contract should be at least 2 yrs. teams will have to do their best to keep top players satisfied to stay.

  • Devonte Jenkins
    Devonte Jenkins 7 days ago

    Week fouls andn defense needs to be addressed

  • Byron Anderson
    Byron Anderson 7 days ago +1

    It's plain & simple, you can either take charge of your career (life) or you can leave it up to someone else. Most of us aren't in position to do so, so we're jealous and upset when others can. Things change, when will you?

  • Red Chevy
    Red Chevy 8 days ago

    SOLUTION: Only have 1 year contracts and no trades allowed during the season. Problem solved.

    • Slayer8957
      Slayer8957 6 days ago

      Getting rid of mid-season trades would end all player leverage because sitting out games would accomplish nothing. Good idea. I dont know about 1 years deals though. I like two year deals with player options for third years being the new standard.

  • Joyce Tillman
    Joyce Tillman 8 days ago

    Skip and Silver expressing concerns about players demanding trades. Wonder why...

  • brianpwnsjustin
    brianpwnsjustin 8 days ago

    lol they are trying to make as much money as possible while they are in their prime. If they get injured and their career is essential over, will any of you "fans" really go out of your way to lend a helping hand?

  • Trevor Philips
    Trevor Philips 8 days ago +3

    both players AND owners got the right to do what's in their best interest -- get that cheddar !
    if I invest hundreds of millions in a business, and some 'asset' wants to leave -- and he has ever right to do what's best for his legacy and his money -- then I also have every right to voice concerns.

  • Elias Contreras
    Elias Contreras 8 days ago

    Shannon is a hypocrite bruh I swear. He's saying that teams are trading players yet some of these guys aren't loyal to their own teams themselves like PG and AD go head with that bs

  • Leo Paul Bravo
    Leo Paul Bravo 8 days ago

    LeBron James!!!!! LeBron James!!!! He wanted to be a Laker and he messed up. LeBron James!!!!!

  • TheMostVirtuous
    TheMostVirtuous 8 days ago

    Why are people at all surprised that players that never really had much growing up or even people that had on little bit, Don't really care about money past a couple hundred million. Seems easy to figure out to me.

  • zyl zyl
    zyl zyl 9 days ago

    Listening to Shannon's infatuation with LeQueen it remaineded me why this show is pathetic

  • kester neptune
    kester neptune 9 days ago

    Teams can trade players so why players can't ask for a trade?The team doesn't belong to the player, and these players get paid to do their jobs, I thought that's how the world of work was...

  • P23
    P23 9 days ago

    team trade players all the time it should be a 2 way street and not only benefit the owners, players should have a lil power in where they work/live

  • Franson Ferguson
    Franson Ferguson 9 days ago

    LOL i like how they discourage players from starting a league ..LOL they fear that power

  • Words of Wizdom
    Words of Wizdom 9 days ago

    Leaving 50 million on the table. I get I'll just thinking about it

  • Michael Mayers
    Michael Mayers 9 days ago

    Veiw was low cause LeBron was busy drinking 🍷

  • juan perez
    juan perez 9 days ago

    kwahi kween of the nile college marchmadness is better houston rockets is on the verge

  • alfashion
    alfashion 9 days ago

    Skip is 100% correct.

  • 4 Fake
    4 Fake 9 days ago +1

    Was Shannon raised by a single black mom? Just wondering.

  • isaac debeila
    isaac debeila 9 days ago

    Curry has a no trade what are they saying no one has one

  • Jj The 13th
    Jj The 13th 9 days ago

    Why not say that if a player signs a deal for more than a couple of years, no trading. So really think about where u going. If u don't want a large deal, u missing out on the money

  • N.W.A.
    N.W.A. 9 days ago

    The league has never seen more parity, but now the players have too much control? 🤔 🙃 🤡

  • PhoenixBill 23
    PhoenixBill 23 9 days ago

    2 bums

  • Paul Schmich
    Paul Schmich 9 days ago

    Players come and go franchises need to have the upper hand

  • Sounds Nice
    Sounds Nice 9 days ago

    The team doesn't have to trade the player

  • Jacob Painter
    Jacob Painter 9 days ago

    I’m hoping this has an effect similar to NCAA where surrounding teams rised to the challenge compared to only three or four teams mattering for a while.

  • C Teal
    C Teal 9 days ago

    Says a guy who can leave fox for another network....oh wait no other network wants skippy

  • reptilexcq2
    reptilexcq2 9 days ago

    What they need is a rule to FRANCHISE TAG a player. What that mean is that if they "franchise tag" a player, that player CANNOT be traded unless it is being traded for another "franchise tagged" player. A team can franchise tag up to 3 players.

  • Angel G.
    Angel G. 9 days ago +1

    All this complaining is because nobody wanted to play for the Lakers but no one says that

  • Angel G.
    Angel G. 9 days ago

    Who cares about lebron all we saw last season was the trash Lakers

  • Rotten Sircus
    Rotten Sircus 9 days ago

    Melvin Gordon is average at best ! If I'm the Chargers I'd trade him to the #Lions, #Texans, #Packers or #Dolphins !!! #Lmao

  • Blaaqphoenix
    Blaaqphoenix 9 days ago

    Why does he sound so dang ignorant?? How did he get a job when he can't speak properly?? Ugh....

  • Drop Zone
    Drop Zone 9 days ago


  • TheFlowG
    TheFlowG 9 days ago

    This Discussion is ridicolous... teams didnt care about contracts the last 20 Years... they did trade players they didnt need regardless if the player wanted to get traded or not. They even waved players or bought them out... that was modern slavery... now the billionars are angry, cause the players recognized, that they got the power and not some old white man with money.

  • Alden21
    Alden21 10 days ago

    Adam Silver has lost control of the league and is well on the way to ruining it if he hasn't done so already. He is a weak and ineffective commissioner.

  • Rock girl
    Rock girl 10 days ago


  • Alex G
    Alex G 10 days ago

    Rich people problems. Nothing relatable lol.

  • The Rock
    The Rock 10 days ago

    The thing is this is a team sport in which no one is bigger than the team and YOU the player plays for the team the team doesn’t play for you, you sign for a team therefore a team can trade you if they want, players should be able to demand a trade but not like this out of control circus that is going on right now !

  • Peter Maslow
    Peter Maslow 10 days ago

    A player wants a trade just reduce his contract by 50% then trade him for no less than 2 first round picks. Make these guys pay for their freedom.

  • Dennis Fajardo
    Dennis Fajardo 10 days ago +2

    Today’s NBA is filled with a bunch of self entitled sensitive cupcake players. They want max pay but can’t even pass through the first round of the playoffs lol

  • Leopard Bra Brado
    Leopard Bra Brado 10 days ago

    The leagues will be damaged in the long term by this

  • Marcus J
    Marcus J 10 days ago

    I kinda don't mind it, now theirs no excuses to not win a title. The only ones losing is small market teams because super stars will communicate to play together but not in a small market

  • NFL Superfan
    NFL Superfan 10 days ago

    This is reaching FIFA levels of “out of control”

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    Ask to seduce Miss 10 days ago


  • skills1ent
    skills1ent 10 days ago

    It's all so pointless. Humans are consumed with such futile drivel!!!

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  • Daniel Cockricket
    Daniel Cockricket 10 days ago

    sharpe is really out of place...he talks all the nonsense in the world...Larry had KC Jones...Magic had Pat Riley...and only Michael saw coach replacing in his prime but again he had Phil Jackson for the again this bloke is far from truth...he likes to scream and shout but really that's all he does...he does not even know English... the simplest language ever created...I thought even low IQs would get grasp of it...I was wrong yet again...

  • Led Entertainment
    Led Entertainment 10 days ago

    I agreed with Skin, is it a contract mean you agreed to do whatever the owner said and wanted, if they signed a contract they should play for that team until their contract run out and go to other teams. These athletes got paid so much for what they love to do and still complain about it.

  • big newzi
    big newzi 10 days ago

    The union, why nort to earn the players' earth?We all know,the rule is created to the listerer,not the leader.

    STRATE PAPER 10 days ago

    Caucasians stole EVERYTHING THEY OWN but want everybody else to be employees to help them keep it #LAZYFUCKS

    STRATE PAPER 10 days ago

    Every time black men want to start a biz the first thing you hear is IT'S HARD!? LIFE IS HARD but that shouldn't stop anyone from achieving there goals#SKIPRACISTHATER

    STRATE PAPER 10 days ago

    Coach's are irrelevant players do what they want in court REGARDLESS of stupid strategies💯💯💯

    STRATE PAPER 10 days ago

    Indentured servants demanding to be free is getting out of control huh?🤔#TIMESUP🦁👑🔥🔥💯

    • 4 Fake
      4 Fake 9 days ago

      Indentured servants getting paid millions with the option to quit if they want? The Irish must be mad they didn't take that deal

  • DjSegwon
    DjSegwon 10 days ago

    Once skipped said, as usual you always have a point, sharpe" yeah i know (in his my mind), lmao

  • Pmf Lawrence
    Pmf Lawrence 10 days ago


  • Shawna Graham
    Shawna Graham 10 days ago

    Do this enough and as a owner I wouldn’t pay someone that can quit on drop when THEY want.

  • Stephen Bridgemohan
    Stephen Bridgemohan 10 days ago

    @8:40 yea they’re not slaves to the money anymore.... they’ve woken up and realized the true value they have ...

  • HowDoYouUseThe3Seashells?

    I demand America get traded to England

  • C
    C 10 days ago

    Skip you're in denial. You don't think that the coaches know that the players have the agency to get a trade? You're acting like these coaches only have one an and nothing else.

  • Mike Lawrence
    Mike Lawrence 10 days ago +1

    The leagues will be damaged in the long term by this

  • 1017certified
    1017certified 10 days ago

    Shannon is hilarious 😂

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  • Otis Thomas
    Otis Thomas 10 days ago +2


  • POC Skellington
    POC Skellington 10 days ago

    Players play they do not trade

  • Drizzle TheMizzle
    Drizzle TheMizzle 10 days ago


  • drsc bi
    drsc bi 10 days ago

    They should trade players when they have 1 year left in there contract

  • Cito Delossantos
    Cito Delossantos 10 days ago

    Thé West is about to be on fire. I cant wait...

  • Treecity
    Treecity 10 days ago

    What about the small markets.....

  • William Miller
    William Miller 10 days ago

    Skip, it's all out of hand :-)
    Players are paid so much now, they basically are one-man band's of their own.

  • Theron Young
    Theron Young 10 days ago

    Preach Uncle Shay..