Written by: @Luvitmaine of Houston TREND
Looks like we still have to wait before we get some NBA action this year. The NBA Players Association has rejected the latest proposal offer from the owners. They have chosen to disband the union and handle it in court. Here are some quotes from both parties, courtesy of Yahoo!sports:
“This is where it stops for us as a union,” president Derek Fisher said.
And where the NBA’s “nuclear winter” starts.“We’re prepared to file this antitrust action against the NBA,” union executive director Billy Hunter said. “That’s the best situation where players can get their due process.”
“It looks like the 2011-12 season is really in jeopardy,” Stern said in an interview aired on ESPN. “It’s just a big charade. To do it now, the union is ratcheting up I guess to see if they can scare the NBA owners or something. That’s not happening.”
Hunter said players were not prepared to agree to Stern’s ultimatum to accept the current proposal or face a worse one, saying they thought it was “extremely unfair.” A day before players normally would have received their first paychecks, the NBPA’s website greeted visitors Monday with the following message:
Please be patient as we work on resolving this. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
Players are aware of the consequences they may face if the season is cancelled. Some feel it is worth the risk. Houston Rockets G/F Terrence Williams expressed his frustration on Twitter saying “Sometimes you have to fight for what you believe in…smh fucking stern”.