Indiana Pacers, Other NBA Players Have A Decision To Make By Wednesday
The Indiana Pacers players have been doing excellent work around the community during the NBA lockout, but it's probably safe to say that almost everyone would rather have them playing basketball that matters. The players will likely have a decision to make on that front in the next couple of days, too.
NBA commissioner David Stern went on SportsCenter to talk about that Monday and, as Bullets Forever's Mike Prada transcribed, he is getting a little bullish about the players' options if they don't agree to the current deal on the table.
On the deadline:
"We think there's a great offer on table, and we told the players, 'It's getting late.' The only rational thing is to make that deal because given what is going on in our business and our industry, it will get worse from there. We told the players ... an offer of 47% will become operative w/ hard cap in effect [if they don't accept]."
The players might vote on the current deal, as it stands, prior to Stern taking it off the table. That isn't promised, however, and decertification seems a more likely option.