NBA cancels pre-season
@SportsBata ..nuff said
The NBA cancelled the rest of the pre-season, Tuesday, after the NBA player’s association refusal of a 50/50 revenue split! Add to that, if an agreement isn’t made by Monday, the first two weeks of regular season will be canceled. In the previous CBA, the players union enjoyed a 57% of the revenue split! The players are bending and willing to settle at 53% of the revenue split! The 50/50 split is not feasible in any likes, as the owners take $350 Million right off the top before the split! So Stern, you greedy bastard, stop guarding your castles, and give back to players that make you the $$$ in the first place!
”They said, ‘We can’t do it,’ ” according to NBA Commissioner David Stern.
”We were not able to make the progress that we hoped we could make, and we were not able to continue the negotiations,” Stern said after nearly four hours of talks between owners and players ended without gaining ground on a new deal. – foxsports
”Today was not the day for us to get this done,” players’ association president Derek Fisher said. ”We were not able to get close enough to close the gap.”
Training camps were postponed and 43 preseason games scheduled for Oct. 9-15 were canceled on Sept. 24. Both sides said they felt pressure to work toward a deal with deadlines looming before more cancellations would be necessary. – foxsports