Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
Owners were seriously considering coming off of their demand for a salary freeze and would allow players' future earnings to be tied into the league's revenue growth, a critical point for players. The owners also were willing to allow the players to maintain their current salaries, without rollbacks, sources said.
But when the owners left the players to meet among themselves for around three hours, Cleveland's Dan Gilbert and Phoenix's Robert Sarver expressed their dissatisfaction with many of the points, sources said. The sources said that the Knicks' James Dolan and the Lakers' Jerry Buss were visibly annoyed by the hardline demands of Gilbert and Sarver.
Stern didn't even wait to be asked about that allegation. "It is so wrong and incorrect and fictional," he said, "that I think I can understand why they would only attribute it to sources and that nobody would be willing to stand behind it."
One person who was inside the Board of Governors meeting told NBA.com that, if the players are banking on a splintering of the owners as their best path to a favorable deal, "they would be making a mistake."
Some of these NBA 'bloggissists' flat-out make stuff up and then try to dupe readers into believing their fiction is real. Sad & pathetic.
Oh… the posturing. It's kinda funny coming from grown men worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
What's frightening is that James Dolan may be the voice of reason for anyone hoping the lockout ends soon. Lord help us…
The rest of the links:
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