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Powerpoint version of league’s offer players will soon reject

Nov 14, 2011, 8:05 AM EDT

This Powerpoint presentation above is the latest in the NBA’s PR blitz that included the odd, stiff answers of Adam Silver on twitter, releasing their full proposal to the USA Today and David Stern talking to media outlets. The league is getting its message out there and letting everyone know exactly what their offer is.

And by everyone we mean the rank and file players. That is who this really is aimed at, the league is hoping enough players see this and think it’s fair that they will pressure the union leadership to put the offer to a vote. A vote it very well might pass.

That’s not what is going to happen. The union is expected to make the smart negotiating play — modify the parts of the offer they don’t like, vote to approve the altered offer and throw it back in the owner’s court.

The players have done better of late winning the public relations battle of the lockout. It’s a hollow victory. It’s reached the point with most fans where it feels there is no right side, no winners, just a lot of losers willing to hurt the game for their pocketbooks.

  1. darealrandolph - Nov 14, 2011 at 8:25 AM

    reject the offer players, owners want players to fix their bad mistakes,owners should hire better gm

  2. sdelmonte - Nov 14, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    I have supported the players from day one. I see one side making all the concessions and the other making all the threats. It’s not a negotiation, it’s an extortion.

  3. kandh2004 - Nov 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    It’s extortion really 57% last CBA. You know what your right the players are extorting the owners

  4. silk32 - Nov 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    In the late 80s famed Wall Street trader, Michael Milken, was given an “exploding offer” by the US Attorney General (Rudy Giuliani) for insider trading and racketeering charges. (i) The first offer was a guilty plea on a single felony, but Milken dragged his feet.

    (ii) After Milken’s co-workers testified against him, injuring his case, the second offer from the feds was a guilty plea of two counts, three counts if the deal included immunity for Milken’s brother. Milken again dragged his feet and the offers got worse.

    (iii) Fired from Drexel and separated from his trading desk, a broken Milken finally pled to six felony counts and a payment of $600 million – the worst trade of his life. How would Milken advise the NBA players on their “exploding offer” from the owners?


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