According to prognosticators, the chances for an NBA season appeared to go out with a whimper yesterday after the players rejected the owners’ latest proposal, which would have players earning half of all NBA revenue, down 7 percent from last year, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Players contend they are holding out for the well-being of players for decades to come. Commissioner David Stern called the players irresponsible and predicted that the NBA was heading into a “nuclear winter” during an interview with ESPN.
The negotiations appear to be headed from the bargaining table into the courtroom.
With the prospect of a 2011-2012 season fading, the questions remains: How will the fans handle it? Do you blame the players or owners? Will this affect your enthusiasm for the game when the NBA returns, or will you be wearing Lakers’ purple or Clippers’ red on opening day…whenever that may be?
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