The players finally realized in late November that they had no bargaining power, took 50%, and got thrown some crumbs on "system issues."
They should have capitulated back in June and they would not have lost 20% of their paycheck for this year. So, if you get 50% of $4B in BRI, that is $2B. Multiply that by 20% and you get.......$400,000,000 in lost pay for the players. Plus now they get to work harder the rest of the year in return for less pay.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."