Today was said to be a huge day in the way of making a deal in order to have the NBA regular season start on time. After hours of discussions, the two parties left the meetings without a deal as expected. What is the fall out? First off, David Stern has already canceled the remainder of the preseason games. Almost inevitably, the first two weeks of the regular season will be canceled as well.
Personally, I have never thought that the season would start on time. In the last month or so, I have actually wrapped my mind around the thought of there not being a season altogether. After today, it only cements the idea of the season being lost entirely.
As much as I will miss the NBA, there is a small piece of me that would like to see the entire season canceled. The league’s salary cap as well as player salaries need to be fixed. As much as I would love a hard cap, the owners have already given up on that. Player salaries should be rolled back, but it’s highly doubtful that the union will agree to that, either.
It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out. For now, all we can do is sit back and wait for one side to crack, pick up the phone and plan a meeting to make a deal happen.