By Chris Sheridan
See that headline up above?
That is my take on commissioner David Stern’s comments Thursday insisting an NBA labor deal needs to get done next Tuesday, when owners and players meet with a federal mediator.
The money quote from Stern, in my mind, was this: ” We’re ready to sit down and make a deal. I don’t believe that the union is. Hopefully by Tuesday, aided by the mediator, they’ll be ready to make a deal. Certainly, I’ll bring my owners ready to make a deal.”
Stern also said his “gut” tells him there won’t be any games on Christmas if a deal is not cut next Tuesday, the day before two days of owners meetings.