NBA Lockout: Owners Spent Much Of Time Meeting Among Themselves Tuesday

As the rhetoric coming out of Tuesday's NBA lockout bargaining session between the owners and the NBA Players Association continues to worsen, there was one piece of information that may provide a clue as to why that happened. According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the owners present spent over half of the five-and-a-half hour session talking among themselves.

[NBPA head Billy] Hunter says there's a "division of interest" within ownership. Owners spent three of 5 1-2 hours meeting amongst themselves.

This could mean a lot of things, but it certainly does not bode well for this dispute being solved. It also throws a wrench into David Stern's proclamation a month ago that he's "never seen such unity of purpose" among the owners.

If Hunter's statement is correct, it means the owners still do have a lot to resolve in their own camp after all. This exact scenario is something SB Nation's Tom Ziller predicted several weeks ago.

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