Tuesday , Oct , 25 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: NBA to cancel season indefinitely?

Pretty widely expected that NBA’s next announcement will be that start of season postponed “indefinitely,” or “until further notice.” Question is, will league and union meet/bargain before that announcement is made? Nothing planned for (Sunday), source says.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This is about leverage.

If owners cancel an additional two weeks of the NBA season, they’d be aiming to hit players squarely in their bank account.

Players are paid on the 15th and 30th of each month, so they’d miss at least one pay cheque and their second cheque in November would be at risk.

Nothing creates urgency more than losing money. At least, that’s what owners are hoping for.

However, the door isn’t shut as the league is expected to postpone the start of the season indefinitely rather than a specific number of games.

O. Sandor

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