NBA and Players Union Could Possibly Meet This Week
The NBA and NBPA met in a New York City hotel on Thursday for nearly five-hours hours. Despite gathering for three consecutive days, the sides could not agree on a new CBA. In the press conferences after the meeting, Union President Derek Fisher accused Adam Silver of lying, and union Chief Billy Hunter informed the reporters that the league said it will not schedule future meetings unless the players agree to a 50-50 BRI split.
Nevertheless, it looks as though the sides are still ready to put an end the work-stoppage. Two officials said the parties may return to the negotiating room soon.
New York Times: ”Yet on Friday, people on both sides of the divide, speaking off the record, predicted there would be a phone call or two over the weekend and probably another meeting [this week]. That has been the pattern all month: every dramatic breakdown followed by a brief silence and then a surprising resumption of talks.”
Who knows, perhaps the next meeting will end with Stern and Hunter shaking hands.