June 18, 2018, 01:19:53 PM

Author Topic: NBA Lockout: League is 'Finished Negotiating' after Latest Offer, Stern  (Read 814 times)

Offline manpreet singh boston

  • Local Moderator
  • Jimidar/Jimidarni
  • *
  • Like
  • -Given: 12
  • -Receive: 132
  • Posts: 1985
  • Tohar: 95
  • Gender: Male
  • Manpreet Singh Khalsa
    • View Profile
NBA Commissioner David Stern reiterated Sunday that the proposal on the table was the best players would get and agreeing to the terms was the best shot to salvage a 72-game season.

"This is a proposal that does not call for a reduction on contract (no rollback), does not call for a hard cap, does not call for the absence of guaranteed contracts," Stern told USA TODAY, "and will see salaries go from over $5 million to between $7 million-$8 million during the length of the deal. We think it's a very fair deal for the players."

The NBA's revised proposal, outlined in a seven-page document obtained by USA TODAY, is essentially a 50-50 split of basketball-related income (BRI) with a soft salary cap and many changes to the system to distribute that money. It addresses the league's financial issues and, in the owners' view, gets them closer to competitive balance.

Stern, who later went on Twitter to answer lockout questions, acknowledged the financial and system changes were not favorable for players to accept but necessary: "It's time for a change. That is an economic reality."

The players union's executive committee and team player representatives will discuss the offer today in New York. Executive director Billy Hunter, who does not think highly of it, wants player input before rejecting the offer or bringing it to a vote.

The union could mull the offer and return it with revisions, even though Stern has said the league will replace the offer with a worse one if not accepted. That would be a 53-47 percentage split of BRI in favor of owners; a hard salary cap with no exceptions to exceed it; rollbacks in current player salaries and other extreme system restrictions.

"We're finished negotiating," Stern said. "As a matter of labor law, we're obligated to meet and negotiate and stay at the table generally. We've told the players that after 2 years of negotiating, this last offer is where we find ourselves -- and our next negotiations are going to begin off of the 47%. This is the best shot to start the season on Dec. 15 and have a 72-game season."

If rejected, the union could dissolve, players could file antitrust lawsuits on the lockout and chances of a lost season increase. "I don't want to comment on it, think about it, posit it or respond to it," Stern said of a lost season.

Other points he did touch on:

Will B-list issues -- drug policy, conduct code, age limit for rookies -- prevent a deal? "Do I think there'll be tradeoffs on both sides that will ultimately be able to be settled? Of course. I don't think either side will blow up the season over the B-list issues."

On repairing the player-owner relationship: "I have no doubt that that will continue after the ruffled feathers on both sides get patted down if we manage to save the season."

On repairing the relationship with fans: "If we get to a 72-game schedule, I'm confident fans who are justified in feeling disappointed and disgruntled and even angry with both sides will be won back by our efforts to win them back and present great basketball."

On what he has learned: "If the union begins the rhetoric from Day 1, the numbers aren't true, the owners are greedy, the NBA is trying to break the union, all of which are fabrications, then it's very, very difficult to change the attitudes of the players who depend upon the union for their information and gestalt. And that's very unfortunate, because it leaves us with situations like we're now facing."

Punjabi Janta Forums - Janta Di Pasand

Offline gaggan

  • PJ Gabru
  • Vajir/Vajiran
  • *
  • Like
  • -Given: 85
  • -Receive: 128
  • Posts: 7247
  • Tohar: 46
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: NBA Lockout: League is 'Finished Negotiating' after Latest Offer, Stern
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 02:08:59 PM »
Make this whole long long story short n tell me weither we r having an nba season or no this year
I m being so lazy to go through this whole story


Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
50 Replies
Last post October 14, 2009, 12:26:02 PM
by powerlifter
109 Replies
Last post February 13, 2013, 06:13:37 AM
by ҂ ȿḉặᵰɗἷἧäѷїѧҋ↔ᶀɍǐȶĩṧӊ ₰
11 Replies
Last post January 12, 2011, 09:03:51 PM
by █ ▌ﻝαᔕ ▌█
7 Replies
Last post May 13, 2011, 06:21:50 AM
by ҂ ȿḉặᵰɗἷἧäѷїѧҋ↔ᶀɍǐȶĩṧӊ ₰
59 Replies
Last post July 06, 2011, 07:25:50 AM
by anonymous
0 Replies
Last post November 17, 2011, 09:40:11 AM
by manpreet singh boston
0 Replies
Last post November 21, 2011, 07:01:29 PM
by manpreet singh boston
3 Replies
Last post November 21, 2011, 07:37:16 PM
by manpreet singh boston
0 Replies
Last post December 14, 2011, 10:05:33 AM
by manpreet singh boston
7 Replies
Last post October 16, 2012, 04:22:18 AM
by ♥ ѕαя∂αяηι ♥

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 155
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 2
  • Dot Users Online:

* Recent Posts

EID MUBARAK gujjar bro by Jas Kirat
[Today at 10:00:03 AM]

Skype Smileys by ☬🅰🅳🅼🅸🅽☬
[June 17, 2018, 10:48:36 PM]

arz kiya hai.... by Gujjar NO1
[June 17, 2018, 01:00:00 PM]

Ajj da Msg Of The Day kive legga tuhanu??? by Gujjar NO1
[June 16, 2018, 05:53:21 AM]

Just two line shayari ... by Gujjar NO1
[June 16, 2018, 01:14:33 AM]

Tere Naam by Gujjar NO1
[June 12, 2018, 01:59:50 PM]

ki tusi bhoot ch wishwas karde ho? by Gujjar NO1
[June 10, 2018, 07:17:50 AM]

tusi bohut _______ ho ?? by mundaxrisky
[June 04, 2018, 09:30:16 PM]

Photo a day by mundaxrisky
[June 03, 2018, 05:18:02 PM]

Jeh tuvanu ik khoon maaf hove kisda karoge :) by Gujjar NO1
[May 31, 2018, 01:41:38 PM]

Request Video Of The Day by mundaxrisky
[May 30, 2018, 07:24:30 PM]

name one thing you can't live without ? by Gujjar NO1
[May 30, 2018, 05:31:50 PM]

your MOOD now by Gujjar NO1
[May 29, 2018, 10:13:24 AM]

[May 29, 2018, 07:54:56 AM]

[May 29, 2018, 07:54:20 AM]

Punjabi Novel Book Review by ਰੂਪ ਢਿੱਲੋਂ
[May 18, 2018, 07:14:47 PM]

jado tusi apna gussa kadna hove te tusi ki karde ho? by -ιŁŁтι.Jค┼┼_
[May 18, 2018, 09:59:19 AM]

ਨਾ ਥਾ ਕੋਈ ਹਮਾਰਾ ਓਰ ਨਾ ਹਮ ਕਿਸੀ ਕੇ ਹੈਂ, ਬਸ ਏਕ ਖੁਦਾ ਹੈ ਹਮਾਰਾ ਓਰ ਹਮ ਉਸੀ ਕੇ ਹੈਂ. by Gujjar NO1
[May 03, 2018, 11:12:28 AM]

Best DP of the Week by Gujjar NO1
[May 02, 2018, 12:22:16 AM]

sat shri akal pj waseyo by Gujjar NO1
[April 30, 2018, 02:42:17 PM]

ਮੁੰਨਾ ਕੋਹ ਲਹੌਰ ਅਫ਼ਜ਼ਲ ਅਹਿਸਨ ਰੰਧਾਵਾ by ਰੂਪ ਢਿੱਲੋਂ
[April 19, 2018, 06:21:08 PM]

ਤਮਾਸ਼ਾ- ਸਾਦਤ ਹਸਨ ਮੰਤੋ by ਰੂਪ ਢਿੱਲੋਂ
[April 19, 2018, 06:19:36 PM]

Robin Hood - 21st Century by MyselF GhainT
[April 15, 2018, 09:27:38 PM]

Link to where Samurai- A Dystopian Punjabi Sci Fi Novel, can be bought by ਰੂਪ ਢਿੱਲੋਂ
[April 14, 2018, 04:26:40 PM]