New York Nets
“We’re ready, we will be ready,” Carmelo Anthony said. “That first game, we didn’t think they did anything to beat us. We kind of beat ourselves. We have that in the back of our minds.”
NBA owners apparently weren’t bluffing when they said they wanted competitive balance just as much as a chance to profit.
Without an agreement by Monday, the beginning of the NBA season will be canceled, and both sides will lose millions of dollars and perhaps countless fans.
The long looks on players’ faces and the anger in Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver’s voice made it obvious: There was no progress Tuesday in talks to end the impasse.