High hopes. That’s what we’ve got right now.
If you missed Thursday evening’s pressers with the league and players, there was a theme: Friday is important. Both David Stern and Billy Hunter signaled towards Friday’s meeting as a key moment in these arduous labor negotiations.
Hunter said a deal was “within striking distance.” Stern answered “yes” when asked if he knew what a deal would look like. To say that we’re on the one-yard line with the hopes of punching it in would be an understatement. (Let’s just hope they’re more effective in the red zone than the Sooners, amirite?) It’s right there.