Why Can I Not Stop Reading About the NBA Lockout?

I think it might be because it’s a full-on train wreck happening right before our eyes.  The two sides continue to go back and forth on topics that they seem miles apart on.  Now, supposedly the NBPA has given Derek Fisher the go-ahead to accept the 50/50 basketball related income split, but only if they can have some new concessions with the mid-level exception and other “system” issues.  I don’t know if the players aren’t paying attention or what, but rumor has it that as many as 13 owners are willing to cancel the full season today to make sure they get the best deal.  I doubt that almost 50% of the players are willing to take a similar stance to get what they want out of this deal.  Billionaires beat millionaires 100 times out of 100.  I think the owners have put out the best possible deal for the players at this point.  If I’m Derek Fisher, I’m pushing the NBPA to take this thing and run….immediately.

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