It’s official, David Stern doesn’t give two shits about the NBA or it’s fans.
“We’re going to have to recalculate how bad the damage is,” Stern said. “The next offer will reflect the extraordinary losses that are piling up now.”
If the negotiations were about anything other than money, then the losses incurred due to additional delays should mean nothing to the owners. Instead, the focus should be on just getting a deal done that reflects the state of the NBA at the time the CBA ended. To pile on additional “make-up” costs due to delays means the owners and David Stern are only concerned about turning a profit. The whole “competitive balance” argument is just a ruse. The owners realize they don’t have as much leeway with the public eye vs the players because fans aren’t falling for all the PR speak now (not after the players made another drop to 52.5%). So here is the definitive proof that David Stern (and the owners) is just putting up a front and only cares about money.