The Lakers, Hornets and Rockets are talking again this afternoon in hopes of finding a way to complete the deal that involved Chris Paul, Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol. While it's hard to say how the deal needs to be re-structured in order for it to pass through the Commissioners desk, it sounds like the willingness is there from all parties involved.
That was my initial reaction to the news that Commissioner Stern had exercised his power to be as brainless (and irresponsible) as his little Grinch-heart so desired. And while much as this made-for-TV drama has centered around Chris Paul, Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol, this really has nothing to do with them, or the three teams directly involved.
The game of chicken is over. It all ended in Manhattan last night when both cars swerved at the last minute, narrowly avoiding a disastrous collision that would have certainly produced a large number of casualties.
New York Senator Malcolm A. Smith will join Knicks and Nets fans and season ticketholders tomorrow, Wednesday November 22, 2011, as they request a full refund for the whole season due to the NBA Walkout.
What is this? A non-lockout related column? I’m as overjoyed as you are. … Wait, how do I not write about the lockout again? During all the negativity surrounding the plausibility of an NBA season, Lamar Odom has found his rhythm in this new spot from Nike, #AlwaysOn. Check it out below:
Do you hear that? It’s the deafening silence of NBA basketball, a sound that will likely be heard throughout the dying ’11-12 NBA season. By not coming to an agreement on the details of a new CBA, both the players and the owners unintentionally came to an agreement on one thing: Launching the nuclear option, a worst-case-scenario for all parties involved, and the possible end to any hope of NBA basketball this season.
Wait for it, wait for it…Yep, it’s another riveting NBA lockout update, brought to you by… really, at this point, who cares. What we do care about is a deal getting completed (sooner rather than later) and the belated start of the ’11-12 NBA season.
With the NBA labor situation steadily climbing to its peak of uncertainty, Kobe Bryant is finally speaking out. This afternoon, he spoke with Yahoo! Sports. “We need for the two sides to get together again before Wednesday, because we’re too close to getting a deal done. We need to iron out the last system items and save this from spiraling into a nuclear winter.”
Yesterday’s NBA labor meeting followed a familiar script. When the smoke cleared, the result was eerily (and pathetically) the same: No Deal.
Yep, it’s about that time again. After a complete meltdown last week, the players and owners are scheduled for another cocktail mixer in a plush Manhattan hotel tomorrow afternoon. On the agenda? Well, that’s tough to say, considering neither side has shown even a trace of willingness to concede anything.
NBPA President Derek Fisher and Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock exchange blows in the latest set of drama from the NBA lockout.
Today marks the resurfacing of Shaq vs. Kobe feud, an almost decade-long quarrel that ripped apart one of the greatest duos in NBA history. In Shaq’s new autobiography, Shaq Uncut: My Story, the Diesel shares his take on the feud, how it all got started and, well, quite a bit more:
The BRI (basketball related income) split – which has long been the elephant in the room during recent discussions – took a seat on the negotiating table this afternoon and squashed any lingering sense of optimism built up over the last several days of meetings.
According to multiple sources, the NBA will be erasing another two weeks from their shortened schedule today, eliminating any games scheduled through November 28th.