I took off work early today for a variety of reasons, and one of them was to try and keep track of the lockout meetings in New York City today. I was flipping back and forth between ESPN and NBATV, checking twitter on my phone, and trying to squeeze any info from whatever source. Later in the afternoon I realized I should have stayed at work because I basically just wasted my time. While certain aspects of the CBA seemed to have been worked out, the BRI issue is still there and both sides are still far apart on how to split it. Joe Gerrity of Hornets247 sums up the day best, and he is fully correct when he says:
We need a season here, for real. Otherwise a lot of the amazing work that the Hornets did over the summer gets essentially undone. Sure they will have those people that signed up for the Gold Option when buying season tickets will still be around the year after, but they are going to have a hell of a time drumming up support around New Orleans if they miss an entire season.
I’m kind of burnt out with this lockout talk so check out the like above to learn a little bit more of how the day went.
But! There is good news. Check back tomorrow morning and I’ll break it down a little for you.