- Ric Bucher, NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer
After gathering in late September to discuss the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, commissioner David Stern and players union reps issued a joint statement calling the meeting "cordial and constructive." So, with both sides throwing air hugs at each other, a new CBA can't be far off, right?
Not exactly. Here's how the league's power players are getting ready for a work stoppage that could wipe out training camp and preseason games, not to mention the entire 2011-12 season.
From the November 1, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine, Ric Bucher looks at the rainy day plans being made all over the NBA in case the league is locked out in 2011-12.