NBA Lockout

So…

Latest deadline for a deal is 5pm today and even though both sides are still posturing as if they are on the floor of the US House of Representatives, I believe that they will get a deal done.  Even though certain members of the ownership are saying that the players “have seen their best offer”, both sides have come a long way towards the middle.  They have already basically agreed to a 50/50 revenue split, as long as the players accept a deal by this afternoon, and the players do not want the entire season to be cancelled.  Out-of-work for an entire year?  Nobody wants that, especially the players, and with the concessions already made, I think that they are just steps away from finally ending this fiasco and bringing back the 2011-2012 NBA season.

And hey, even if the season is cancelled, college hoops kicks off tonight.  Here is tonight’s schedule – I’m not sure why A&M couldn’t get national airing but Akron v. Mississippi State was able to land on ESPNU.

Update: Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and probably the most hard line of the owners (I wonder if his LeBron experience has anything to do with his attitude), apparently is in agreement with the rest of the owners on the 50/50 split.  It’s a good sign!

Update #2: It is now almost 3 hours past the deadline and they are still talking.  Another good sign!

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