"Right now, Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday, just before my owners come into town, having brought in the labor relations committee and Billy [Hunter] having brought in his executive committee, it's time to make the deal," NBA commissioner David Stern said last week. "If we don't make it on Tuesday, my gut is that we won't be playing on Christmas Day."
This is bad news for you, the fan. But don’t worry! Some other people probably have it worse. (Yes, we’re looking at you, Harlem Globetrotters.)