NBA owners, players and league executives are meeting again today for the fourth time in a week, as someone finally brought in a dictionary and pointed to the word “urgent.” NBA Commissioner David Stern has previously denied that there’s a standing deadline of Sept. 15 to resolve the lockout or else the preseason will be eliminated, which some owners apparently want. Deadline or not, it is widely believed that if progress isn’t made today, well then it’s sayonara, meaningless games.
Over the weekend, it was reported that NBA Players Union President and Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher had texted players and told them to be prepared for the season to begin as scheduled. Yesterday, Fisher denied telling anyone to keep training and be in shape in the most convincing way imaginable – he logged on to Twitter.
While the reports of my texts are false, I will say that I have & will continue to urge our players to stay ready for a season.
Ah OK, you didn’t text anyone to stay in shape, but you’ll go ahead and remind them while you’re on the ol’ Tweet-o-verse. That’s a lot like saying that you didn’t sleep with my sister but you sure have had a good time having sex with her.