Welp, I was wrong about that. I should’ve known that these two sides were too stubborn to actually get a deal done. Can’t believe I fell for it. (Actually, I can, because I’m dying for any positive sign.)
The NBA’s big Friday negotiations have ended and we’re almost back right where we started: Basketball Related Income.
According to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com, the two sides split after failing to come to an agreement on BRI. Neither side will move. The players sit at 52.5, the owners at 50. However, Billy Hunter said the league actually dropped their offer to 47 percent.
“[Stern] snookered me. … He made a move. He went to 47.”
The league has yet to cancel more games since the first two weeks were axed, but according to multiple reports, David Stern will cancel more games Friday that extend to Nov. 30. And on top of that, he said there’s no chance for a full 82-game season.
Sigh. Keep Reading…