In a near simultaneous stream of tweets and stories that suggests a calculated leak, writers covering the CBA talks all report the union and owners won't meet before Monday. The league said it was willing to meet Sunday but wouldn't go beyond a 50-50 split In BRI. The union refused.
Monday, of course, is the deadline that David Stern has set for the cancellation of the first two weeks of regular season games. With that cancellation, prospects for a full 82-game season would be murky at best.
Schedulers, teams and venue operators would have a hard time stitching together enough back-to-backs and playoff delays to make up for the five or six games each team would lose.
- Players, league can't agree on Monday meeting - Ken Berger - CBS Sports
- N.B.A. Sets Condition for Resumption of Labor Talks - Howard Beck - New York Times
- Meeting between NBA owners, union scuttled over 50-50 split demand, sources say - Chris Broussard - ESPN
- Union refuses NBA's conditions of meeting - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
Owners demand 50-50 deal for meeting; players balk - David Aldridge - NBA.com
- AP Source: NBA won’t talk without 50-50 deal - Brian Mahoney - AP
NBA, players can't agree on Monday labor meeting - Chris Mannix - Sports Illustrated
- NBA Lockout Talks Devolve Into Last-Gasp Gun-Waving As League, Union Says There'll Be No Monday Meeting - Tom Ziller - SB Nation
NBA: Union refusing to meet - Marc Berman - New York Post