Hardline Owners, Led by Michael Jordan, Threaten NBA Season Today

Hardline Owners, Led by Michael Jordan, Threaten NBA Season Today

The NBA's owners and players are back at the negotiating table today in an effort to end the league's four-monhth-old lockout, but according to some sources, the talks may be dead on arrival thanks to one very prominent owner: the Charlotte Bobcats' Michael Jordan.

Jordan is said to be leading a group of 10-14 hardline owners who think the NBA has already offered too much to the players, in effect pulling the previous offer of a 50-50 split of basketball related income. Reports say Jordan's group initially wanted to give the players 37% of BRI (under the expired collective bargaining agreement they received 57%). Is the man who helped build the NBA getting ready to take the league down a very, very dark corner? Stay tuned.

[via Ball Don't Lie]

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Tags: nba, nba-lockout, michael-jordan
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