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‘Ringer PhD’: Explaining the NBA’s Player Empowerment Era

Jonathan Tjarks traces the origins and effects of the “player empowerment era”

In a time when NBA players have more power than ever to choose where they want to play and who they want to play with, The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks traces the origins and effects of the “player empowerment era.” This episode of Ringer PhD explains how it started, how max and supermax contracts complicate things, and what this all means for the future of the league and its superstars.