Sports: Sorry Folks, But The NBA Lockout Seems To Be Inevitable…

- By Bossip Staff

First the NFL, now this. Shoot us now…

Looks like another major sports conglomerate will be locking it’s player’s out of a job next season if a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) cannot be reached soon.

NEW YORK — Union chief Billy Hunter says “it’s obvious the lockout will happen tonight” after players and owners failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, potentially putting the 2011-12 season in jeopardy.
Despite a three-hour meeting Thursday, the sides could not close the enormous gap that remained in their positions.

“The gap is too great,” Hunter said.

The CBA expires at midnight, after which all league business is officially on hold, starting with the free agency period that would have opened Friday.

Hunter said he hoped the two sides would meet again in the next two weeks.

Games eventually could be lost, too. The last lockout reduced the 1998-99 season to just a 50-game schedule, the only time the NBA missed games for a work stoppage.

“We tried to avoid the lockout,” union executive committee member Matt Bonner said. “Unfortunately we couldn’t reach a deal.”

They better get this sh*t together, because we can’t go through the fall/winter if there is no football AND basketball.

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  • Waathiq

    So let them be locked out, hell ya paying to much as it is what about us as hard workers in construction that make it where folks can drive,be protected,electric,phones,etc….. Just the thought of everyday hazzards I deal with pay me I can work with a sprung toe, arm,etccc… Come on folks

  • gina

    Rflol….your azz both the NFL and NBA are being played like AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS. DONT YOU REALIZE YOUR JUST EMPLOYEES …LOL. THE UNION AND THEIR ATTORNEYS ARE PIMPING YOU! THEY ARE JUST GOING TO HIRE THE SECOND STRING! UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS ARE NOT GOING TO SUPPORT YOU! YOU BETTER TELL THAT UNION TO GET YOU A DEAL UNLESS THE HAVE SOME LEG BREAKING GOONS….idiots!

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