NBA Players Beginning To Split?
The NBA lockout has officially gone into what was supposed to be the start of the NBA season. There has been little to no movement since last weeks marathon meetings and the players may be starting to split on the deal the NBAPA is looking for.
There have been rumors circulating that for weeks now that the NBA Players Association aren’t in total agreement about the current negotiations with owners over the new CBA. NBAPA executive director Billy Hunter is trying to get the message out there that him and president Derek Fisher are still on the same page despite what is being said by the media.
Hunter issued a statement last night saying that him and Derek are both working together to find a solution that will make both sides happy. This of course coming after a report by FOX News that Fisher and Hunter were riffing on issues. Fisher called that report inexcusable. But is there some truth to it?
Regardless of the media reports, the Players Association, our staff, Executive Director and Executive Committee are unified and working side by side to serve our players. There should be no more distractions. We must continue to negotiate a fair deal for our players.
Right now the CBA negotiations are going no where. The owners want a 50/50 split of the revenue while the players are demanding a 52% share. With neither side willing to budge, it looks like we are going to be without NBA action for a little while. As of now games have been cancelled through November 30th.