The NBA is holding a last-ditch meeting with the NBPA on Sunday night in an attempt to save the full 82-game season before Monday's deadline to begin canceling game, reports Howard Beck of the New York Times.
Top officials for the N.B.A. and the players union will meet Sunday night in a final, and unexpected, attempt to resolve the lockout before regular-season games are lost, according to a person briefed on the meeting.
The NBA dropped its prerequisite of the players agreeing to no more than a 50-50 split of Basketball-Related Income, and now, it's on. That's according to Ken Berger, who also notes the financial impact of losing games.
From the standpoint of negotiating leverage, psychology and feeling the need to follow through on their threats, both sides seem willing to sacrifice the first two weeks of the regular season -- possibly more -- to get a deal. But from the standpoint of math and what's at stake economically by failing to reach an agreement by Monday, it is clear that a deal would be more advantageous to both sides than digging in.
So here we are. One meeting to save our full season. Here's your open thread. As usual, follow SBNation.com for updates.