As the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NBA and the NBPA deadline nears, the two sides agreed that they will meet once in Miami, Florida and two more times when the NBA Finals move to Dallas, Texas for Game Three.
“The question is whether the owners and the players will be bold enough to what has to be done here to keep this sport on the track that it is on now, which is straight up,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern.
NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said he expected both the owners and the union to submit their best proposals as the June 30 deadline approaches. “It is a very real deadline,” Silver said. “And while we have incurred some damage already, it will move to a new level once we’re in a work stoppage, if that were to occur.”