After 149 depressing, painful, NBA-less days, the NBA has reached a tentative agreement with the players to end the lockout. We are back in business! After a 15 hour bargaining session on Friday, Billy Hunter and David Stern emerged from the meeting room, together, to a joint press conference:
Due to the current lockout, instead of watching the first full season with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire on the Knicks, we are left to imagine what could have been. Many, including myself, have anticipated this season to be one of the Knicks’ more successful years in more than a decade.
Amongst many topics that have risen to the forefront during the lockout is that of the perceived competitive advantage that large market has over small markets. If you follow me on Twitter, @AzazNYK, you probably saw my rant disparaging this on Monday. It befuddles me that making the game balanced has become a major hang-up […]
Tomorrow (October 4th), the NBA and the NBA Players’ Association will be meeting in what will be the most important meeting to date. This is, presumably, the last time the two sides will be able to meet before having to cancel the start of the regular season
Here is part 2 of Art Rondeau‘s solution to the NBA lockout. Enjoy! Here’s a quick summary of Part 1: 1. The proposed new solution uses a stock market model. Using 57% of Basketball Related Income (BRI) for our example (the percentage that players received in the last CBA) and $100M for the average team […]