NBA Commissioner David Stern offered this statement Friday:
It's official, the NBA and NBPA have ratified a new, 10-year collective bargaining agreement. They released the following statement in a press release Thursday.
So this is how it works: The NBA and its 430 reasons to exist try to blow themselves to smithereens for five months, catch themselves at the last minute, and suddenly everyone is a great statesman
At thevery end of the players union press conference late Thursday night, a reporterasked executive director Billy Hunter and union president Derek Fisher why theylooked so despondent.Hunterdeflect