Surprise: In NBA dispute, money not mattering most
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners apparently weren't bluffing when they said they wanted competitive balance just as much as a chance to profit.
Though Commissioner David Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver have insisted throughout the lockout they needed the potential for both in a new collective bargaining agreement, there was often a belief — even from players — that money mattered most.
Yet it was the salary cap system, not the division of revenues, that emerged as the biggest obstacle to a new labor deal in time to save the start of the regular season.
On Wednesday, Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony said he's concerned there may not be basketball at all this season.