The 5 p.m. deadline for the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association to strike a deal has come and gone; but, the onset of a NBA nuclear winter has not come just yet.
The prospects of a full season of the Big Three and the Miami Heat seeking a return trip to the NBA Finals is continuing to look increasingly grim.
Fans of the Miami Heat may be closer than ever to seeing the best franchise in the state of Florida play again this season after a marathon negotiating session in New York Wednesday night.
While the prospects of seeing LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh take the floor for the Miami Heat remain slim; the NBA and the National Basketball Players association will meet in New York Wednesday.
Last Thursday, as the NBA negotiations seemed to be making progress, owners submarined any possible deal. Now, the owners are preparing to hit the players, and fans, again.
Nobody wants to earn the moniker of the Grinch who stole Christmas, but NBA commissioner may have done just that on Thursday.
The NBA owners’ lockout of the players is showing no signs of ending after the league canceled the first two weeks of the season late Monday night. But there’s collateral damage from the lockout that is impacting people who have no say at the table.
The NBA and the Miami Heat are coming off of the most successful season in years. But, other teams are not as lucky and NBA commissioner David Stern said after the lockout is ended with a new collective bargaining agreement, league contraction is on the table.
The Miami Heat, led by the Big Three, led an NBA renaissance last season taking the league to levels not seen in years. Fans and media were excited about the league and looking forward to next year.
While the NFL may be getting closer to ending its nearly 100-day lockout, the NBA is heading towards a lockout faster than LeBron James on a fast break.