Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports on Monday that he wants the owners and players to meet again before Wednesday to avoid a “nuclear winter.”
“We need for the two sides to get together again before Wednesday, because we’re too close to getting a deal done,” Bryant told Yahoo! Sports. “We need to iron out the last system items and save this from spiraling into a nuclear winter.”
According to Wojnarowski, the two sides are discussing a meeting for Tuesday to try to reach an agreement on a labor deal; nothing is finalized, but they are working towards a session in New York before Wednesday’s league-imposed deadline. It was reported by ESPN on Monday night that a consensus from the players association on the proposal is “unlikely.” The league also announced the details of the proposal via Twitter, descrbing their proposal for a “50/50 split in band of 49-51% as suggested by mediator” George Cohen, no hard cap, fully guaranteed contracts and no “rollbacks” to existing player contracts.