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Report: NBA talking, but not meeting, with NBPA

Posted on: October 25, 2011 12:21 pm
By Matt Moore

The NBA is very busy doing everything except actually meeting with the union to resolve the NBA lockout. With the next two weeks of the NBA schedule expected to be canceled later on Tuesday, Ken Berger of reports that ownership is expected to be on a conference call today to discuss revenue sharing. Reports over the weekend suggested that Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck's proposal last week was confusing, so clearly the issue is still being worked out by the league. 

Meawhile, ESPN is reporting that while the NBA and NBPA had "lengthy talks" via the phone on Monday, no further talks are scheduled.  So just to be clear, the next two weeks of the regular season are being canceled today, the two sides spoke all day by phone, and yet they won't agree to get in a room and meet. 

It's almost hard to believe this process has failed so badly.

The union has been extremely forthcoming about its stance regarding negotiations, saying after the breakdown in talks last Thursday that they were ready to continue talking that day, and each day since. The league on the other hand seems very much committed to dragging its heels, which is bizarre considering the state of things, and at the same time completely predictable based on what appears to be a very real not just willingness, but desire to miss most of if not all of the season by the owners.

If this thing is going to get saved before it get substantially worse, something has to move soon. They're talking, which is great. They're not meeting, which is not.

Tuesday is day 117 of the NBA Lockout.  

Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 12:58 am

Report: NBA talking, but not meeting, with NBPA

WOW!It failed so bad!

Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2011 8:43 pm

where the money?

a lot of these players are broke and need cash to pay all their expenses. where are they supposed to come up with all that cash?  Kobe will loan some money but he can't fund all the players needing some coin.

Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:52 pm
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