David Stern as NBA commissioner has taken a hard line with the NBAPA. He has been particularly stubborn when it comes to financial information, and proving that the majority of NBA teams fail to be profitable. More than one NBA analyst has stated that Stern really wants to break the NBAPA union.
Is that what the NBA owners want, or are the owners real issue about just being profitable? Stern’s reputation as a tyrant lends to the idea that he wants more control, when the owners simply want greater profit. In the end maybe the NBA needs to find a new commissioner to take the NBA into the next era of its existence.
Mike P. and Wil discuss whether contraction is a viable negotiating tool for either the owners or players.