David Stern: I expect we’ll have a 2012 NBA season
“I expect that we’ll make a deal because the alternative is very destructive,” he said. “It’s destructive of $2 billion worth of player salaries and it’s destructive most important to our fans of the game. And if it spirals badly everyone gets hurt. But in some ways I worry because the players have more to lose, especially those in the later stages of their career. So we’re going to do everything we can when the rhetoric slows down to get this thing back on track.”
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Ah David, if you want to save the season you must meet the other side to, you know, negotiate.
Recently Commissioner David Stern declared that the 2012 NBA season wouldn’t get cancelled and that players and owners would agree on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
This seems wishful. Especially since players and owners are blaming each other for cancelling the bargaining sessions to negotiate that new CBA.
The time to save the season is now, as they’ve spent 45 days posturing since the lockout began on July 1st.
Meanwhile, the United States has been through a ‘credit crisis’ and the world economy has been on a rollercoaster ride that impacts every person.
Meanwhile, millionaire players and billionaire owners look awful arguing about their share of revenue from a game. Insincere statements from commissioners also ring hollow with the public.
At some point, players and owners will agree on a CBA. We’ll eventually get basketball. However, the damage will be done.
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