I don't know how many times I've said it, but gag order on NBA personnel regarding the lockout and threats of heavy fines for contacting players is absurd. Yet, they exist, even on Twitter, which Miami Heat owner Micky Arison found out the hard way.
So quite a few people found it interesting that the NBA's new, verified Twitter account decided to contact players on Twitter yesterday.
Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) and Nazr Mohammed (@NazrMohammed) both tweeted about the lockout numbers recently, basically spinning the proposed 50/50 split of BRI as something, in actuality, less than 50/50. Enter @NBA_Labor
Twitter / @NBA_Labor: @CV31 @NazrMohammed: Owner ... via kwout
The @NBA_Labor account is a Twitter verified account that, in its own description, is "Collective Bargaining news and facts directly from the NBA office." That means the league office, despite its very clear directive that there is to be no contact with the players, actually contacted players...