Originally posted on Ball Don't Lie  |  Last updated 12/2/11
NBA players and owners don't have a lot of day-to-day contact, unless one of them sits behind the bench, so it isn't as if we're staring down the barrel of a full-on soap opera as the players return to work on December 9th. But there's bound to be some resentment from the players, right? After all, these owners signed the players to what they thought were legally-binding contracts under collectively bargained rules that both sides were happy to sign to, and then watched as the owners decided that, no, they just weren't going to pay them for the first month of the season. To say nothing of the year-long threats to miss a season, and the overall stench of paternalism that can't help but waft when older men tell younger men (that ostensibly are working in concert with the older men) what to do. In an interview, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears discussed what players are feeling, and when the frustration could lift: That lift will take a while. And as expected from a guy with very little...
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