National Basketball Association Commissioner, David Stern, informed the players (NBPA) earlier this week that he would cancel the entire 2011-2012 season if no progress is made in Labor Negotiations after this weekend (September 30-October 2).
We have reached that crucial point in time and are now stuck between news releases and scheduled meetings to gather information. Both committees, the NBA and NBPA, have stated that, if needs be, they will meet simultaneously throughout the weekend in an effort to reinstate a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
This is basically a “do-or-die” situation for fans, players, and execs everywhere. We will most likely know by Monday whether there will be a season or not.
Keep in mind: Every day that passes within the lockout hurts the youthful Jazz. They are a team in serious need of experience, and only playing games can fix that. Let’s hope for the best.
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