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 this court mess taking months — if not years — to settle.
Personally, I can’t really blame the players. The owners have asked for a lot during these negotiations and haven’t given up much. The players were getting backed into a corner and did the only thing they could do to save face.
That said, this is horrible for NBA fans. The worst possible scenario occurred on Monday morning. Now we just have to hope that the two sides come to their senses before its too late and the very existence of the league comes into question.
Nuclear Winter, NBA Style
Post from: EveryJoe