The current NBA CBA negotiations demonstrate the role of public opinion in negotiations involving owners of professional sports franchises and players. Both sides have talked tough publicly. The NBA owners chose the legal system, to draw lines in the sand.
One big point of contention in the current labor dispute— guaranteed contracts, will prove to be a big sticking point. If we accept public opinion as a major influence, then Orlando Magic guard Gilbert Arenas has surely single-handedly ensured guaranteed contracts will not be part of any new NBA CBA.
Derek Fisher will sit down in front of NBA owners and state that guaranteed contracts will be a non-negotiable issue. David Stern and the NBA owners will hand Fisher a copy of Arenas’ Twitter activity. Derek Fisher will take a glance, and make the call to players letting them know that guaranteed contracts will no longer be a perk of playing in the NBA.
Here’s what Fisher will see:
Arenas in Lowes
Arenas posted this photo via Twitter. The tweet going with it, “Tell lowes I left a plank n there toilet”no lines for this one”only prob these toilets dont flush oops”
Another Twitter Stream of Thought Rant
Just finished my check list.Smell good “check”gum “check” rub one out”check”can’t be horny walkin into a club I don’t want no 10 to 2 girl
At 10 she’s a 2 after a few drinks by 2am she’s a 10..I don’t want those lmao
Its weird girls go to clubs to dance and hang with there girls..guys go to club to find the weakest link to take hm
I’m lookin for a girl who says”hi my name is cindy I’m a hoe u might of heard of me”just be bold ladies I hate end of the night guess games
Arenas speaking to single mothers
the avi king is back on the block…ladiesssss JEFE is here..so wheres all my insecure ladies at??
where all my single mothers at?i hope yall living the “single bitter i hate men life”haha i heard single mother hate me!!whaaaa
i love single mothers.there the easiest group of girls to breakup with..just blame it on there kids”me and ur kids dont get along”sorry
dont get mad at me becuz imma tellin u what men think..u say i hav a kid we say”i love kids i wanna meet urs”ur think he cares about me kid
no no no..i care about ur kid until im ready to move on to the next victim..cmon ladies uve been single for 3 yrs theres a reason why
Here’s Arenas commenting on the Georgtown Hoyas melee with the Chinese Team
And here are some avatars Arenas chose for his Twitter account: