NBA, Union Set To Resume Labor Discussions

Less than a month after the NBA lockout began, ESPN sources revealed that discussions are set to resume on Monday August 1 between commissioner David Stern, union director Billy Hunter and their top officials.

Both sides remain far apart on the specifics of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), however, the scheduled in-person meeting does display some signs of progress since the lockout began on July 1, 2011.

The last meeting between the two sides took place on June 30, where the players proposed a six-year agreement in which they would cut their take of basketball-related income (BRI) from 57 percent to 54.6 percent.

However, the owners are looking for a 10-year agreement that includes a hard salary cap, and their most recent offer had the players making at least $2 billion in each of the 10 seasons.

More recently, prominent players approached Hunter and suggested that he opt for a fast-tracking move toward desertification, which would allow the players to sue the league’s owners on anti-trust grounds. However, Hunter decided to wait a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board regarding an unfair practices complaint that the union filed earlier this season.

You May Also Like

Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Aaron Gordon Speaks Out On Playing With Kobe

[new_royalslider id=”140″] A number of draft prospects have come out and praised…

Luke Walton Compliments Anthony Brown’s Defense After Strong Showing

All throughout the offseason much of the talk surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers has been about their young core…

Are The Lakers Flipping The Switch?

With the Lakers jumping out to a five game winning streak after…

JaVale McGee Calls Lakers ‘Best Team In The World’ After Defeating Bucks, Clippers

LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers sent a message to the rest of the NBA this past weekend. Even…