I really don’t get what’s running to NBA Players’ head and they rejected the offer! For me, they are becoming selfish and money driven. For heaven sake, these are owners — and doing business is their job and good at. Why not try to work in a normal office and let’s see who’s the boss now? Or worse, why not be retrenched!
Rejecting the owners’ take-it-or-leave-it labor offer, NBA players decided to dissolve their union in a process that could win them leverage with the filing of antitrust suit against the league – while also threatening the 2011-12 season.
“There will ultimately be a new collective bargaining agreement, but the 2011-12 season is now in jeopardy,” NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement in response to the union’s action.
The players’ decision came after a four-hour meeting with union officials and several players representing each of the league’s 30 teams. NBA commissioner David Stern had threatened the players with a worse offer if they didn’t accept the current proposal.
“We’ve arrived at the conclusion that the collective bargaining process has completely broken down,” union executive director Billy Hunter said.