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’ Union and league owners met before the latest deadline with the threat of a prolonged work stoppage hanging over them on Wednesday.
NBA Commissioner David Stern, union president Derek Fisher and their top advisers are spending more time talking about a new labor deal. Next week, they’ll find out if they can make progress in a bigger group.