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.