csprtContainer(); By Chris Sheridan NEW YORK — NBA owners told nearly two dozen players Friday they plan to quadruple their revenue sharing by Year 4 of a new collective bargaining agreement, and commissioner David Stern went so far as to say that one of the three remaining items of contention has effectively been settled. “The three big things are the system, the economics, and revenue sharing, and we’ve taken care of one,” Stern said after the sides met for 4 1/2 hours and agreed to
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By Chris Sheridan NEW YORK — The media stakeout in the lobby of the hotel where the NBA labor talks are taking place is boredom at its ultimate level. As of 6 p.m. EDT, the negotiating session was approaching four hours … and counting. The Players Association has a room set up with lighting and an NBPA banner, so you can expect a show of unity from them, custom-tailored for photographers and sound-bite lovers. Exactly when that news conference begins will shortly become the
// This story has taken some wild swings, so make sure you check out this story. This video via CineSport.
This situation quite obviously remains fluid. From Sportando : Virtus Bologna informed via its official website that Legabasket (the Italian League) rejected its proposal to make a special schedule for the Italian team in case of Kobe Bryant’s signing. Virtus asked to play as many games as possible during the 40 days of Kobe Bryant in Italy against the best teams and in the biggest arenas. The goal of Virtus was to have a big share and the biggest arenas sold out
By Chris Sheridan NEW YORK — NBA labor talks will resume this afternoon in New York, and they are expected to last through the weekend — if not longer. Prior to today’s bargaining session, there will be a player meeting including some of the league’s biggest superstars. If you believe Virtus Bologna owner Claudio Sabatini, Kobe Bryant will be among them. There is some news out there this morning on a few of the details of what the owners are seeking, some of which
From Andrew Dampf of The Associated Press: “Italian club Virtus Bologna said it has reached a verbal agreement with Kobe Bryant for the Los Angeles Lakers star to play in Italy during the NBA lockout. “We have reached an economic deal,” Virtus president Claudio Sabatini told a local radio station. “There’s still some things to arrange but at this point I’m very optimistic. I would say it’s 95 percent done.” A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday that
By Chris Sheridan And then there is this link to a radio spot I did with John Canzano (who broke the lockout amnesty clause story in The Oregonian) on the Bald Faced Truth show on 750thegame radio in Portland. We even talked about Ted Williams vs. Jose Reyes, and I explained my vision for this Web site. Click here to listen. And please follow Canzano on Twitter. He is one of the best in the business.