Found November 14, 2011 on Celtics Town:
Today, in two consecutive tweets, Orlando Magic player rep Chris Duhon explained what fans (and David Stern) hope will come from this week.His first tweet mentioned that the Magic will support the new proposal. His second tweet noted, quite succinctly, “this deal sucks.”As fans, we know the players are getting screwed with this proposal (as much as the NBA pretends otherwise). We just hope they decide to accept a bad deal anyway, for two reasons:1) We’d really love to see NBA hoops this season.And2) If the players don’t accept the current proposal, um, does anyone have a reasonable plan to encourage a better proposal? (Silence. Yeah, didn’t think so.)If NBA players vote to accept the latest collective bargaining proposal, I doubt many fans will shout, “But the owners are such bullies! Take it back, players! Extend this NBA lockout until you can get a fair deal!” Fans will be too busy rejoicing the (finally) approaching NBA schedule.I realize that it’s harsh to root for players to ...

Commissioner David Stern Believes 'Greedy' Agents Hurting Chances of NBA Deal

NEW YORK -- Commissioner David Stern blamed "greedy" NBA agents Saturday for trying to scuttle a new labor deal and believes they are trying to push their clients into a "losing strategy" of decertification. And Stern says neither the threat of that process nor any request from the union will change the league's negotiating position, repeating that there would...

David Stern Dunking all over Fisher

Done With this NBA Lockout David Stern makes one last proposal to the players association to save the NBA season with a 72 game season.  That’s more than enough games

NBA Commissioner David Stern On Owners Latest Offer

NBA Commissioner David Stern appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter yesterday to spin the owners side again. The offer Stern was discussing is one which will have the a 72 game season that will begin on December 15th. The Union is taking the weekend to decide on decertification as the rumblings are that this offer is still not acceptable. Stern is also hinting that if the union decides...

The NBPA makes light of the fact that there's no basketball

In case anyone was wondering what the NBPA website was saying about the disbanding as a union and what it means for the future of the league, this is what you found. Oh NBPA. It's nice to see that this is a joking, laughing matter. I'm glad that nobody seems to be taking this lockout too seriously. I mean, can you imagine if the fans got angry and/or apathetic and regular...

David Stern aggressively urges NBA players to accept latest offer

Commissioner pleads league's case in 'Twitterview' before Monday's vote; indications are players will reject proposal to start season Dec. 15. Bickering centers on which side has given up more.Commissioner pleads league's case in 'Twitterview' before Monday's vote; indications are players will reject proposal to start season Dec. 15. Bickering centers...

Stern: 'Greedy' agents hurting chances of NBA deal

Commissioner David Stern blames "greedy" NBA agents for trying to scuttle a new labor deal and believes they are trying to push their clients into a "losing strategy" of decertification.

NBA takes to Twitter to… well, we’re not sure why

The NBA announced on Sunday night they would take questions from people on Twitter and David Stern and Adam Silver would answer them. What followed was a series of refutations from players and repetition of talking points they’ve been spewing for months. It was neither productive, insightful, nor revealing. It did not harness the power…

NBA players file antitrust suits against the league

Locked-out NBA players filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league Tuesday in at least two states, saying David Stern's ultimatums left them no other choice.

Players reject NBA's offer, threatening season

NBA players delivered a resounding but risky response to one more ultimatum from NBA Commissioner David Stern: See you in court.

NBA season in jeopardy as players' union begins to disband

Player representatives reject NBA's latest offer of 50-50 split of basketball revenue, take steps toward anti-trust lawsuit. 'We're about to go into the nuclear winter of the NBA,' David Stern says.The prospects for a 2011-12 NBA season might have ended Monday.

Welcome to Nuclear Winter, NBA Fans

The ball was in the NBA players’ court coming into Monday morning. The players could have accepted the NBA owners’ latest offer and a 72-game season would have begun on Dec. 15. Instead, the players decided to disband their union and sue the NBA. After the news became public, NBA commissioner David Stern said that the NBA is now in a nuclear winter. Legal analysts talk about...

The NBA’s terrible offer, and the NBA Players Association’s response

The NBA really has presented an awful, awful deal to its players. Last week I called it "lousy." The more information that spools in, the more we learn about its lousefulness. We're now creating words to enumerate just how terrible a deal this is. Of course, before we tear into it, our position that the NBA players badly need to sign off on this deal stands. In a...
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