NBA Lockout: Derek Fisher Denies Player Dissention, NBA Players, Owners Meeting Cohen

By on Oct 16, 2011 in Basketball, Sports Comments

The NBA lockout has already cost two weeks of NBA basketball of the 2011-2012 season. With no deal reached on Saturday, the NBA lockout continues and NBA owners and players are set to meet federal mediator George Cohen in New York on Tuesday to settle the issue, according to reports by several international news sites on Sunday, October 16, 2011.

NBA owners and players are in dispute over the structure of the salary cap system and on how to divide an approximate $4 billion annual basketball-related income. Players and owners are both seeking a 53 percent share of the revenue.

Derek Fisher, LA Lakers player and president of the NBA players’ union, denied in a statement on Saturday that there was any dissension among the players who participated in the labor talks. Fisher’s statement is a reaction to an earlier comment made by Washington WizardsJaVale McGee that some NBA stars were “ready to fold.”

The first two weeks of the NBA season, supposed to start on November 1, was already cancelled by the league.

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