When the NBA’s best players start talking about playing overseas, it may be time to officially start worrying about the lockout. As far as the public is concerned, there has been little to no progress made with the labor negotiations between the NBA and NBA Players Association. Players have found a variety of activities to keep themselves occupied while David Stern continues to insult everyone. Kevin Durant, who has been a big advocate of the players not getting cheated with the new deal, says he is almost ready to take his game overseas.
“I know it’s not a good one,” Durant said of the NBA’s proposal according to Yahoo! Sports. “It’s not the one that we want. …If it’s not a good deal, I don’t see why we should take it, especially this late.
“I’m right on the fence with playing overseas and I’m about to jump over.”
To this point Durant has only turned to flag football to keep himself busy during the lockout. Obviously he could be completely bluffing and doing his best to nudge the talks in the right direction, but it would not be good for the NBA to have its best players signing contracts in Europe. As Durant has already stated, the pickup games are getting old. If a deal is not going to be reached and the season cannot be saved, players want to be able to join a legitimate league and play competitively to stay sharp. With each day that passes, a shortened NBA season starts to look more and more like no NBA season.
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