Originally Posted by Toby
NBA says they broke, owners say they broke, players can't say anything or Stern will fine them a million bucks. I unfortunately see the weaker branches being cut off the NBA tree.
Players can say what they want. There is nothing that Stern can do about it.
OTOH, Stern will fine any owner a million bucks if they comment on the cba negotiations. He's hoping to maintain as much leverage as possible and let the players make foolish comments like they did in '98.