Joined by superstars such as Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony, player representatives from NBA teams are meeting to discuss the league’s proposal for a new labor deal.
Derek Fisher denied a rift in union leadership in a letter to NBA players Monday, telling them there have been “no side agreements, no side negotiations or anything close” with league officials.
The marathon NBA bargaining sessions have taken their toll on Commissioner David Stern.
NBA players and owners spent a marathon 16 hours meeting with a federal mediator and planned to return early Wednesday to continue the talks.
NBA players and owners are meeting with a federal mediator, and Commissioner David Stern believes more games could be canceled if there isn’t movement toward a new labor deal.
The unemployment rate is still high, and yet, here we sports fans are again, listening to another group of millionaires and billionaires argue over money.
The NBA postponed training camps indefinitely and canceled 43 preseason games Friday because it has not reached a new labor deal with players.
A person with knowledge of the plans says staffs from the NBA and players’ association will meet Wednesday, without top negotiators from either side.
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith will speak to NBA players during a meeting to update them on collective bargaining talks.