Today was pivotal for the season starting on time... now it seems like the players are being, in my opinion, greedy:
One of the biggest sticking points -- in reality, the biggest -- remains the split of revenue known as basketball-related income. Fisher said the players have dropped their offer to 53 percent of BRI -- it was 57 percent in the agreement that expired on July 1 -- but that the offer was not acceptable to owners.
Stern said the owners were willing to consider a 50-50 split, but that the players' side would not consider it. "I was very surprised by that," Stern said.
Stern also said that, during discussions, owners had come off their long-held insistence on a hard cap, and revealed that last week owners backed off their desire for a rollback of existing salaries. He also said the owners had offered the players a chance to opt out of a new 10-year agreement after seven years.
Said Hunter of the owners: "I think they tried to make a deal -- on their terms."
Why not take a 50-50? that sounds very fair.... and the owners are willing to throw in the towel on the hardcap?.... I do not see how the players are being compromising at all....