For the first time since the lockout began, the players have counter-punched. Now the onus is on the owners to step up and decide how they are going to answer the players' lawsuit. Is it David Stern beard-time yet?
"The fight we may have," Feldman said, "which is the exact fight we had in the NFL, is that the NBA owners may refuse to talk to the players unless they admit that they're still in a union and they're still engaged in collective bargaining talks. Because the owners don't want to validate or give any credence to the disclaimer tactic." - Gabe Feldman
The NBA owners will be attending a conference call today to plot their next move. I wonder if Paul Allen's superyacht will be a water cooler topic. Also, I am definitely adding SuperYachtTimes.com to my RSS feed.
Agent Mark Bartelstein says that the owners overplayed their hand.
While I have no doubt that the big name lawyers worked hard to insert themselves into the negotiation, at the end of the day, it is because the players themselves abdicated their personal role.
Chris Bosh argues that the lockout was implemented by the owners in retaliation for Miami's 'Big 3' and Carmelo Anthony's push to be traded to the Knicks. The argument has some merit.
The story is great, but Baron Davis gets the WSJ sketch treatment, and that...is...fantastic.
No surprises here.
After this exercise, LeBron James did some cardio-boxing and then finished with some Pilates.
More links after the jump.
Another one bites the dust. But Doolittle does reconsider and recount that waste seems to be rampant in the NBA's finances.
Getting fed up with the lockout? Try some haiku.
Bill Russell was known as the greatest defensive center in history, but Blott reminds us that this was only part of his complete game.
Everything about that concept makes perfect sense.
Cue the Whitney Houston music.
SBN's own Knicks blog looks to the lifestyle of the high rolling blogger. Very clever.