David Stern, NBA Owners And Players Meet For Bargaining Session

NBA owners and players are meeting Wednesday for a full bargaining sessions on labor issues ahead of a feared lockout now just a month away. David Stern announced Tuesday that he'll participate in the bargaining session, and player representative Roger Mason -- who "plays" for the New York Knicks -- tweeted about the exercise.

Whether the collective will make headway on a seemingly impossible task remains to be seen. The National Basketball Players Association last week filed a fair labor practices complaint against the league, seeking to pre-empt a lockout by the NBA. The league's current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire on June 30.

In its filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the union alleged the league had not engaged in good faith negotiations for a new CBA. Union head Billy Hunter has said owners presented essentially the same non-starter proposal proffered a year ago, involving a hard cap of $45 million and drastic salary rollbacks. The only major difference in the new proposal was that the payroll cuts would be phased in over three years.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.