NBA Lockout Talks Took 'Eight Steps Back,' According To Corey Maggette

The NBA lockout took a turn for the worse on Tuesday following the most recent meeting between the owners and players. Unfortunately for fans of professional basketball, Tuesday's talks seem to have been in stark contrast with the last meeting, which seem to have been filled with optimism.

Corey Maggette, current player for the Charlotte Bobcats and noted bicep-building enthusiast, summed up the discouraging turn of events in an interview with ESPN's J.A. Adande.

"We just took eight steps back," Maggette said. "Someone needs to compromise. The owners have to compromise."

By compromise, it seems Maggette and his NBA compatriots are looking for more revenue sharing in the owner's ranks.

"We need to have revenue sharing with the teams that are not making money. That's important. I play[ed] for one of the teams that's one of the worst [in revenues], Milwaukee. We've got to have [sharing] with guys like the Lakers and the big-name teams that's making tons and tons of money. Donald Sterling's another guy that makes money even if he loses. We need to figure out a way to get that going."

"I don't care how much money that the NBA players have, you cannot beat billionaires," he said.

And there, with that last sentence, is the exact reason why the reason this lockout eventually ends will be because the players have folded -- millionaires simply can't beat billionaires.

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