First, Ken Berger of CBS Sportsline reported that attorney Jim Quinn, who helped broker a deal to end the 1998-99 NBA lockout, had involved himself as a go-between in an attempt to perform a similar service in this year’s lockout.
Now, Yahoo!Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski, citing league sources, reported on Wednesday that talks between the NBA and the players had resumed, though no details were available. Here’s a link to his report: .
According to Wojnarowski, the talks began on Tuesday and were ongoing, as of Wednesday afternoon. He described them as a last-ditch attempt to save the Christmas Day games as part of a shortened season.
These are not negotiations, per se. Rather, they are settlement talks pertaining to the lawsuit the players have filed against the NBA.
Either way, talking is a good thing, but fans should remain skeptical. We’ve gotten excited about perceived breakthroughs several times over the last couple of months, only to be disappointed.