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The salary cap system itself is built around the idea of keeping players from being paid what owners believe those players are worth, yet article writers at The Ringer never seem to rail against the existence of a salary cap.

As for owners being willing to make the “sacrifice”, the whole point of the luxury tax is to punish and discourage such behavior. If enough owners were to decide such sacrifices were worth it, and particularly if it lead to certain dominating teams, then there would be a call to increase the luxury tax penalties. Meanwhile, The Ringer would be producing articles denouncing the unfairness of certain owners being able to buy victories with such super-teams.

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