Stern has said a lot of things over this long offseason. The latest: 82 games are no longer possible, and for every lost week owners will ask players to go more and more below 50%.
It's official, just as I said, I don't think it's anything final.
It does sound menacing to players though. OMG, now you REALLY lose money.
It will only be final when the math doesn't work. And right now it still seems to be possible, if they come to a deal very fast. We've known November games are canceled way before this. We've also heard that NBA is booking arenas for late April.