Micky Arison, Owner Of The Miami Heat, Tweets Interesting Lockout Thoughts

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison hopped onto Twitter on Friday evening after the NBA and NBPA broke off talks to end the lockout just hours earlier to share his thoughts on what just transpired. After days of optimism, the talks came grinding to a halt, all over the same revenue issues as before. So we're back to square one, with no deal, more cancellations and the same hard-line stances on the most important issue of all.

Arison's comments were cryptic, but may not have been wholly enlightening. Reading between the lines, though, one has to wonder if there's friction on the owners' side, or if Arison is saving face. Either way, Arison's public statements on Twitter were interesting, and at least make for some fun fodder.

Honestly u r barking at the wrong owner. RT @GreedyNBAstards:guess what? Fans provide all the money you're fighting overyou greedy ass pigs
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Exactlly RT @FireAndyReidNow: i know its not ur faul at this point, its become childsplay. Grown men making stupid decisions over money.
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Now u r making some sense RT @GreedyNBAstards: Then can you bark at the other owners? This is RIDICULOUS!!!"
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If I'm reading these right, it seems Arison is deflecting blame while throwing some of the other owners under the bus. From the looks of it, Arison is just as unhappy with the hard-line stances as the fans are, and the owners may not be as united as we thought.

Does it matter at this point, with negotiations stalled again? Probably not right now. But if there is friction, it could make for some interesting talks whenever the NBA and NBPA get back at it.

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