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?
NBA negotiations have collapsed. November games have been canceled and now Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kris Humphries! Oh my. What a mess this NBA lockout has caused!
As NBA players and owners wait to see who will blink first, fans are stuck staring at a blank calendar.
After two days of making some progress on salary cap issues, the two sides brought the revenue split back into the discussion and got stuck on both.
Could it be? Might the 120-day NBA lockout be coming to an end?
No one really cared about losing preseason basketball games. Now, however, real games — and real reputations — are at stake.
Sure, they already canceled two weeks of the season. But there’s renewed optimism that the NBA can squeeze in an 82-game season if a deal to end the lockout is reached soon.