PBT: NBA could vote for lockout Tuesday

June 28, 2011, 6:42 pm
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The NBAs Board of Governors -- which is made up of all the team owners -- is gathering in Dallas Tuesday, and storm clouds may follow them.

At the heart of the days agenda is an update on negotiations with the NBA players union. Which will not be pretty, as the two sides remain hundreds of million apart. At that time the owners could vote to authorize a lockout starting on July 1. They dont have to make this vote Tuesday, David Stern has said it could be done later via email, but it could come down Tuesday.

The fact that the two sides do not even agree if revenue sharing should be part of the CBA talks and that topic is at best third on the list of biggest hurdles to a deal behind the split of Basketball Related Income and a hard salary cap should be a pretty good sign that the lockout is coming. And it will be ugly.

Well see if that lockout gets approved on Tuesday or not. But it will soon, one way or another.

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