Analysis: NBA owners win lockout, nuclear winter avoided
By Brian T. Smith
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Nov 26, 2011 09:45PM MDT
NBA Commissioner David Stern’s constant, unyielding blend of threats and ultimatums made an impact. The National Basketball Players Association’s (NBPA) united stand in the face of public scorn commanded respect. Hardline owners, angered agents, and the potential for lost years in the limbo of the court system and $6 billion in antitrust damages contributed to the potential end of the 150-day NBA lockout.
But what ultimately erased the inflated rhetoric and eased the entrenched stances of sides...
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