Cumulative Guide to the Upcoming NBA Lockout and Labor Dispute


Right now the hot topic amongst NBA owners, players, and fans alike is the possibility of a work stoppage come July 1, 2011, which would have a devastating impact on the league and potentially destroy what can only be called an incredible comeback from the 1998-99 NBA lockout. It is clear that the owners and NBA Players Association (“NBAPA”) are at an impasse when it comes to several critical issues which include: (1) Player salary rollbacks; (2) a hardened salary cap; and (3) the potential threat of decertification.

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Roger Goodell’s Open Letter From The NFL Rings False


Rarely do I read my emails looking for form letters. Rarer still, do I see a form letter and think, “Damn, I gotta read that!”

Tonight, there was a pretty big exception.

As my phone vibrated calmly away, I opened up my email program and lo and behold! An email from Roger Goodell!

I figured it meant he read my last piece on the NFLPA decertifying and wanted to give me an exclusive. Turns out, no…it was just a form letter.

However, it was a form letter that defied description in its, “There’s nothing to see here!” attitude. [Read more…]

BREAKING: NFLPA Decertifies, Owners Likely Cannot Lock Out Players


Roger Goodell was just saying on television that he believes that this will be resolved at the negotiating table, but that the players have chosen a different route.

Boy, have they ever.

The NFL Players Association has filed in court for decertification, something that they had planned for all season, as the teams and members of the union had unanimously voted all season for this possibility.

The owners say they were fully engaged and fully committed to a solution, but in reality, their goal all along has been to avoid litigation and any anti-trust suit. [Read more…]