NBA and Players Union Will Not Schedule Meeting Monday

NBA Commissioner David Stern told the player union the league will cancel the first two weeks of the regular season if no CBA is signed, and it now seems as though the sides are bracing for an elimination of regular season games. The parties have not scheduled an official labor meeting, and reports have indicated that the owners have refused to gather with the union on Monday. 

The players union is planning a meeting amongst themselves Saturday in Miami and Monday in Los Angeles. The union requested that they would instead travel to New York to talk with the owners, but that plea was rejected.

According to the union, the owners said they would only meet if the players agreed to a 50-50 BRI split; however, they declined the proposal. There was some optimism heading into the weekend that the sides would sign a new CBA by Monday, but this latest lockout news indicates that the owners are not willing to give players a split of over 50%.

Nevertheless, NBA fans should still stay optimistic as labor talks can change any second. Sunday will be a major day in this work stoppage, and who knows, Stern and Billy Hunter may ink a deal before the Monday deadline.

 

You May Also Like

Luol Deng Would ‘Love To Play’ Again But Doesn’t Know If It Will Be With Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng is the team’s third-highest paid player, but you wouldn’t know it from watching…

NBA Summer League Diaries: Day 2

Remember when I told you I was going to write a daily…

Lakers Rumors: L.A. Interested in Former Blazer Brandon Roy?

The rumors keep coming for the Los Angeles Lakers, which tends to…

Lakers Vs. Raptors Preview: L.A. Still Looking For First Preseason Win

After dropping their first two games of the 2015-16 preseason to the…