Report: NBAPA Consensus On “Ultimatum” Offer Unlikely
There is not likely to be a consensus among the NBA Players Association on whether to accept the league’s “ultimatum” offer, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN. A source told Broussard that some of the players association representatives may favor decertification while others may want to accept the deal.
"I don't think there's going to be a consensus," the source told Broussard. "And that would be a problem."
NBA Commissioner David Stern gave the players association a Wednesday deadline to accept the deal, and the player representatives from all 30 teams are meeting to discuss the deal.
Sources told ESPN that the union leaders have not budged from the view that the NBA’s offer is “unacceptable” and that the executive board remains unwilling to present that offer to the union’s more than 400 members for a vote. The league tweeted out the details for the proposal on Monday night, which includes a “50/50 split [in basketball-related income] in band of 49-51%” as well as no hard cap and fully guaranteed contracts.