The silence is deafening. With David Stern saying he will start canceling regular season games as of Monday and no public indication the two sides will talk before then, tensions are mounting. Of course, that could change at a moment's notice and no one is tapping anyone's cell phones (that we know of) to see who's been calling who.
Across the internet, however, there are stories about which way things could go, including reports on what a union vote might produce, when a 50-50 split isn't even, and what happens once games start getting canceled.
One piece in TIME notes what the NBA stands to lose. As Sean Gregory points out, "Last season, the NBA's regular-season viewership rose 13%. NBA.com attracted a record 5.9 billion page views, an increase of more than 35% over the prior season. Global merchandise sales rose 20%. During the playoffs, TNT set ratings records."
- The NBA Lockout: All About Timing - Sean Gregory - TIME
- With 'deadline' looming, NBA players union must take action - Sam Amick - Sports Illustrated
Posts Revenue split will determine NBA’s fate - Zach Lowe - Sports Illustrated
- NBA lockout -- Gut-check time for players - Larry Coon - ESPN
- Garnett makes stand in NBA's labor battle - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
- Why David Stern Wants Us To Panic Over NBA Lockout's Deafening Silence - Tom Ziller - SB Nation
If the NBA lockout ends, what happens? - Sean Deveney - Sporting News
Long-time agent Keith Glass urges NBA owners & players not to forget the fans - Frank Isola - New York Daily News