Players, looking beat and beaten, face a tougher healing process in approving an agreement that significantly limits their earnings.
Fans and local business owners are calling on the NBA to get its act together.
NBA players announced Monday they were rejecting the league’s latest offer and disclaiming interest in their union — and, no longer governed by labor law, would sue under antitrust law, something they did Tuesday in California and Minnesota.
Both the NBA owners and the players are willing to sacrifice not only a season their sports viability for two items that were barely an issue in the prior CBA. It’s borderline insanity.
Well, push came to shove this week in the NBA lockout. After David Stern’s, essentially, take it or leave it stance, the players decided to leave it.
Come on, the players have absolutely no intention of seeing this lawsuit to its fruition. It would not only cost them the entire 2011-2012 season, but also potentially the following season as well.
Two years at the bargaining table led nowhere, so NBA players are ready to take their chances in a courtroom.
The NBA players have rejected the league’s latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.
NBA owners and players are meeting again, hoping to reach a deal to end the lockout but aware of the consequences if they fail.
The NBA Players’ Union and league owners met before the latest deadline with the threat of a prolonged work stoppage hanging over them on Wednesday.
Whether it is fair or not, the players better not let this thing get to 5 PM without a deal. If they do, they will not see a deal as good as the one the NBA has on the table right now. David Stern is not bluffing.
The players said they will ask for another meeting with owners before Stern’s Wednesday afternoon deadline — and sound willing to agree to a 50-50 split of revenues under the right circumstances — in an attempt to end the lockout and save the season.
The easy people to blame for the pending NBA lockout are the faces of each side: David Stern, Adam Silver, Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter. The truth is that if it was up to those four men, this deal would have been done a long time ago.
Accept a chance to earn up to 51 percent of basketball-related income by Wednesday or get ready for a deal that’s a whole lot worse.
NBA fans, do you want the good news first or the bad news?