On the surface, it looks like this isn’t heading in the right direction. But, if you want to keep an optimistic outlook, this is the same exact thing that happened during the NFL’s lockout and they were able to resolve things…
Trying to head off the chance of an antitrust lawsuit from the NBA Players Association, the league went ahead and beat the union to court.
The NBA filed two claims against the NBPA on Tuesday — an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board and a lawsuit in federal district court in New York.
The NBA accused the players of being uncooperative in negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement by making “more than two dozen” threats to dissolve their union and sue the league under antitrust laws to secure more favorable terms in a new CBA.
Read more about the lawsuite via AP on ESPN.com.