NBAPA President, and Lakers guard Derek Fisher confirmed the lockout:
“They told us they have the votes to lock us out,” NBPA president and Lakers guard Derek Fisher said.
According to the AOL Sporting News, The main issue, still, is the form that the league’s salary cap will take. Currently, the NBA has one of the softest caps in sports, set at about $53 million but easily surpassed, but the owners are seeking a “flex cap” with a hard ceiling. The players want to keep something approximating the status quo.
The last time the league was locked out was back in 1998. The season did not start until January of 99′ which forced the league to miss all-star weekend, and more importantly limited the season to just 50 games.
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