It's been a couple weeks since we had heard from other members of the NBA Player's Association executive committee besides Derek Fisher, but now other members are speaking out as more than the first two weeks of games are now being threatened.
Among them, San Antonio Spurs big man Matt Bonner, who told ESPN that's he unsure a 50-50 BRI (Basketball Related Income) split was ever offered up by the player's chief negotiator, Jeffery Kessler.
"Union vice president and Spurs forward Matt Bonner says 'Kessler definitely didn't offer 50/50. There's no way."
Bonner points out that it had been a "huge ordeal" to persuade players to agree to take only 53 percent, after a dozen years of earning 57.
"That was a huge point of contention. Talking to all these veterans and All-Stars, they were upset we went down to 53. We had to sell them on that. I'm pretty certain Kessler didn't have the authority to offer 50, and nobody in the room would have agreed to that."
Well crap. This article is a must read for anyone trying to grasp on the lockout and how the negotiations work.