I regret to inform you guys that the NBA and NBPA could not come to an agreement so the 2011-2012 NBA season has been cancelled! The player’s have rejected the league’s offer and are looking to disband the union. Don’t confuse the light heartedness of the blog title, I am extremely distraught over the cancellation of the NBA Season. Many people suffer when there’s no NBA, not just the players.
NBA Commissioner Issued A Statement Earlier Today:
“At a bargaining session in February 2010, Jeffrey Kessler, counsel for the union, threatened that the players would abandon the collective bargaining process and start an antitrust lawsuit against our teams if they did not get a bargaining resolution that was acceptable to them.
“In anticipation of this day, the NBA filed an unfair labor practice charge before the National Labor Relations Board asserting that, by virtue of its continued threats, the union was not bargaining in good faith. We also began a litigation in federal court in anticipation of this same bargaining tactic.
“The NBA has negotiated in good faith throughout the collective bargaining process, but — because our revised bargaining proposal was not to its liking — the union has decided to make good on Mr.Kessler’s threat.
“There will ultimately be a new collective bargaining agreement, but the 2011-12 season is now in jeopardy.”
To help us all look on the bright side of things, I’ve compiled a playlist of NBA Lockout jams that the players can listen to in their iPods keep their minds off things:
1) “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” – 3 6 Mafia
2) “No No No” – Destiny’s Child
3) “Put A Ring On It” (For Lebron James) – Beyonce
4) “On To The Next One” – Jay Z
5) “Ballin” (or lack there of) – Jim Jones
6) “Motivation” – Kelly Rowland
7) “I’m Not A Star” – Rick Ross
8) “U.N.I.T.Y” – Queen Latifah
9) “My Last” (is what you guys will be spending) – Big Sean ft. Chris Brown