David Stern had the flu, NBA owners took his place, and the NBA lockout negotiations fell apart again on Thursday. Now, with the the lockout looking like it's going to last much longer, let's try to understand why this is happening.
If there is a 50-game, lockout-shortened NBA season, what exactly could we expect from it? Inhistoric has the answer.
Everyone thought David Stern won the 1999 NBA Lockout, just like everyone will eventually give the owners the 2011 (or 2012 ... or 2013) victory. But Stern never wins a lockout because he doesn't want to.
In cancelling two weeks of the regular season, David Stern has taken the NBA lockout on its illogical course right into the wallets of players ... again.
The NBA lockout comes down to one more meeting on Monday. Will everyone in the room see reason over the gurgling swamp of stubbornness and get a deal done? Let us pray.