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Report: Players, league to meet Wednesday

Posted on: September 6, 2011 11:33 am
Edited on: September 6, 2011 11:34 am
Posted by Royce Young

A week after a six-hour meeting that led to both sides agreeing to cut down on the public rhetoric, the players and owners will meet again Wednesday, according to It was known a few days ago there would be a meeting this week, just not when.

This will be the third meeting since the lockout was installed on July 1. And with the NBA season rapidly approaching -- training camps would be start in three weeks -- there's a new sense of urgency.

Like last week's meeting, this one will only include some of the higher-ups. David Stern, Adam Silver and Spurs owner Peter Holt will be there to represent the league. Billy Hunter, counsel Ron Klempner and president Derek Fisher will represent the players.

There was some positive momentum from the last meeting. Not necessarily to a deal, but it was at least productive and both sides left with a plan to try and work towards the middle. The more of that we get, the better. If Wednesday's meeting goes south and it's back to the talk of nothing happening, training camps might be getting cut soon.

This will be the fourth meeting total since the lockout started, but second in the last 14 days. That's positive. Doesn't mean a deal's coming or anything, but it's better than the alternative.

Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2011 2:47 pm

Report: Players, league to meet Wednesday

No, justjoe, both sides need each other.  Though the owners claim they can sit out a year neither side can afford to lose the season and nobody is quite sure what the ramifications would be.

They better get a deal done soon or their arrogance will be their demise.

Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 12:08 pm

Report: Players, league to meet Wednesday

What is there to discuss.......King Stern is gonna wait it out til ya fold, he doesnt need you guys..You need a league. Dont give me that europe crap either a few may go but they have limits and anyone that does is stupid...better get some ins..Please, getto thugs ya better get ready to grab your ankles cause this man isnt gona loose to you or Billy Hunter. He is boss here, not other owners like the nfl. and they still kicjked the players ass..Give Actually dont the nba is a step above wwf..I think wwf is more real and not as fixed.

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