It's "nuclear winter"! It's "completely broken". Anti-trust lawyers are everywhere. Woe is us. But there's at least one optimist out there, someone who has found scraps of hope in the ashes. Henry Abbott of ESPN's True Hoop (and a New Jersey resident) thinks it will end well.
Abbott marshals his eight reasons why this will end in negotiations, not in court, "There is no other way for it to end. Even if the process does reach the point where a judge makes a ruling, the judge is still not going to write a new agreement." In fact, he notes the NBA expected this is what the union would do. "Indeed, they filed a lawsuit in August predicting it." He doesn't have a lot of company.
- Eight reasons this will end in negotiations - Henry Abbott - True Hoop
- Tarnished legacies ... RIP NBA - J.A. Adande - ESPN
- Save us from NBA commissioner David Stern - Tim Keown - ESPN
- A pox on both the NBA's labor houses! - Michael Wilbon - ESPN
- Standoff plagued by agents of destruction - Peter Vecsey - New York Post
- Stern, Hunter lose sight of NBA season - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
- There's plenty of blame to go around in NBA's failed labor negotiations - Sam Amick - Sports Illustrated
Players punch back at Commissioner David Stern, NBA owners - Mike Wise - Washington Post