Thursday meeting set between owners and players association.

Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal Daily has reported via twitter, that before the NBA collective bargaining agreement ends on Thursday evening, the NBPA and the NBA owners will meet one last time in attempt to avoid a lockout.  Mullen has tweeted these statements by NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter:

NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter: “If both sides demonstrate a willingness, time can be extended.” NBA CBA expires midnight Friday.

Followed by:

“If no progress is being made by the 2 sides, then the NBA will impose a lockout.”

These are scary times for NBA fans, especially here in Sacramento.  After so much fighting to keep the team in town, the impending lockout will basically shutdown business operations, eventually put employees out of work and hurt tickets sales.

Here’s to cooler heads prevailing on Thursday afternoon.




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James Ham is the senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news since 2010. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also contributes to and is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary film "Small Market, Big Heart".