Okay, so in this whole lockout thing, there's something I don't quite understand, so I was hoping someone could clarify this for me. From what I have been reading, the players, and a couple of posters here, claim that since they are the product, they have a say in what kind of system they play under. Recently, I have been reading that the players want a sort of partnership with the league, and do not consider themselves employees, but rather partners with the owners. Here is what I don't understand. The players want a partnership. Fair enough. Why is it then, that they refuse to accept tying their salaries to revenues? I mean is this not what a partnership is? Partners should have to share in the responsibility of the organization not doing well. Thus, if the owners do not make money, their partners should not be making money either (or at least have to accept less money than before). Basically what I'm saying is I just don't understand why the players claim to want a partnership but do not want to tie salaries to revenues. Can anyone clarify?