NBA DEAL REACHED: LET THE SEASON BEGIN!
For those of you that are unaware, the National Basketball Players Association (NBA) was under a lockout due to a disagreement in income. Background- Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) the players were receiving 57 percent of this income to the owners’ 43 percent. The owners want a new agreement that splits the BRI 50-50. The players have rejected this offer, but have conceded to a 53-47 split which the owners have balked at; hence the lockout. ( UrbanDaily)
Today, Basketball NBA owners and players came to an consensus to end the NBA 149 Day Lockout. David Stern the NBA Commissioner confirmed this motion
"We’ve reached a tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals … we’re optimistic that will all come to pass and that the NBA season will begin on December 25 — Christmas Day — a tripleheader,"
Derek Fisher - President of National Basketball Players Associaton and Billy Stern (Executive Director), Acknowledges the anxious fans and thanks them for their patience, However have not given details on the deal made.
It is not confirmed who the teams participating in the first Triple- header will be however the season is set to start December 25th !!
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