Originally Posted by Metallikid
If the owners are really serious about breaking the union's spirit, star players signing in Europe isn't going to stop them. Hell, if I were Stern, I'd figure that they're actually helping my long term vision of growing basketball as an international sport and particularly in Europe, which might feature a team in the semi-near future.
Stern wants NBA to grow, not just basketball in general. Nothing good about when your league stars doesnt give a shit about lockout drama and just signs elsewhere. It's just made Stern and the NBA look weaker. Patrick Baumman smiling right now.