New meeting between owners of the teams and the players Union. The result after more than three hours of duration was not anything positive since found positions were held by both parties. We’re very, very far from reaching an agreement. The lockout, therefore, continues. The keys of the lockout that has in vilo to the NBA. A new attempt by the labor crisis that exists within the professional basketball took place Tuesday in New York with the meeting between owners of the teams and the players Union representatives. The result after more than three hours of duration was not anything positive since found positions were held by both parties, in terms of the fundamental points which have to be approved in the new collective agreement and that to not reaching an agreement forced the owners lockout.
The more expressive of how the situation stands was once again own Commissioner of the NBA, David Stern, who said that the position players was not the work of making advance the settlement of the conflict. I not feel optimistic about the willingness of players to participate in a serious way, said Stern with serious expression on his face out of the meeting. For its part, the base de Los angeles Lakers, Derek Fisher, who is President of the players Union, also admitted that they were very far to find a common point that would make possible fruitful negotiations. Again, the issue that blocks the entire negotiation process is the section of the distribution of the money they have to receive the players and owners considered will have to be reduced from 57 percent during the last year of the old Convention to between 40 percent. A calendar of meetings the only thing achieved in the new meeting was to establish some kind of calendar that would facilitate the widest possible meetings during the entire month of August.