Early Saturday morning, after a 15 hour bargaining session and a 149 day lockout, NBA commissioner David Stern and representatives of the owners and the players of the NBA announced that a tentative deal has been struck that calls for training camps to open on December 9, and an abbreviated 66 game season to begin with games on December 25, Christmas Day.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed but sources close to the participants reported that the deal calls for the players to receive a share of between 49-51 percent of revenue — which is 6-8 points lower than the 57% that the players turned down before the latest round of negotiations yielded the current result. The deal still must be ratified by both owners and players.
NBA Players who commented by Twitter and Facebook reactions were unanimous in expressing relief and excitement over the prospect of the NBA season finally getting underway.
Stern said the deal is “subject to a variety of approvals and very complex machinations, but we’re optimistic that will all come to pass and that the NBA season will begin Dec. 25.”
Year of the Spy Book Trailer
Above is the Year of the Spy Book Trailer — for my upcoming non-fiction book about espionage upheavals on the streets of Moscow in 1985.
Below is a “trailer” showcasing the writing and video services I provide to clients.
Michael Sellers — Writing and Video Services
- Arsha Sellers — Today I’m One Big Step Closer to Becoming a Real Forever Dad
- Meet Abby Sellers and Arshavin Sellers — My Wife, My Son, My Inspiration Every Day
- What the Mueller Report Actually Says
- Remembering James Blount, an American Who “Got” the Philippines in 1901
- America the Beautiful? You Mean America the Pitiful. I Am Ashamed