The NBA Players Union have Rejected the Owners “Ultimatum” Deal

Mob Boss David Stern and the owners tried to bait the players into signing a bad deal.

The players are calling their bluff and have rejected that deal.  What that means now is the lockout will still be ongoing and a bunch of legal stuff is about to take place.  The Union will disband and they will be going the same route the NFLPA went.

I don’t have any problem with the players rejecting a bad deal.  You can’t be bullied into taking a deal that will effect your earning potential for the next decade just because the NBA is turning public opinion against you.

Have to stand strong and get the best deal possible.

The problem with the NBAPA is they trusted David Stern and the owners when in reality they should have used the blueprint of the NFLPA from the beginning.

Now unfortunately it looks like that inaction may cost everyone a NBA season.

7 thoughts on “The NBA Players Union have Rejected the Owners “Ultimatum” Deal

  • Well, there goes the 2011-12 season and with it a lot of irritated fans.

    How are the players gonna get the best deal possible? By de-certifying, do they truly believe the courts will force the owners to give the players a fair deal as individual employees? If so, then when? 2012 or 2013?

    I sure hope Billy Hunter and the NBAPA haven’t miscalculated this one.

  • The time to decertify was July 1st. Now they are gonna miss a bunch of paychecks on a lawsuit that should have already been months in the process and may have spearheaded a resolution by now if it was filed earlier.

  • That was DUMB. Everyone knows that Ultimatums NEVER Work in Any Relationship (business or otherwise)….

  • SMALL MINDS and Individuals with NO REAL Business Sense and Expertise would NEVER understand the NBPA Position and WHY did they What They Did…

    ESPECIALLY if they haven’t been following the LOCKOUT Proceedings from the beginning Along With NOT GETTING ALL of your Information from David Stern and HIS PR Dog-n-Pony Shows (WORD)

    • I run an old fashioned “sole proprietorship” and have my MBA, which only means I have heard big words they use B4, but I totally concur.

      I do not need to know when a business, of which my last was 7 retail stores, it is all about the business making money to keep agile in the marketplace.

      I wish I knew the “details” but it really does not matter to a guy making under 40K B$ taxes which are unreal on small businesses, but when you make hundreds of millions of dollars spread out among such a small group of employees, it makes zero business sense. The FIRST place any business owners looks to cut is STAFFING, because if they are running the business correctly they are already controling fixed and estimated variable costs.

      NBA Players, you are losing a 45 year fan. Look at Tiger Woods. He had a long lay off and trauma, like these lower paid NBA players will experience, and has never been the same. Get it done players. You are not taking money out of billionaires pockets. That is how they got to be billionaires. They understand business has to be profitable, not greedy, but at least turn a profit. UGH !

  • I agree with this guy ^….its business…..they didnt start the NBA for charity purposes nor was it a volunteer organization to give minorities fair and equal opportunities….they want a profit!…If the players were to start a new league in this economy the new owners would offer a very similar deal…its life!

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