Originally Posted by tnedator
Speaking of De Smith:
Basically, it goes on to say that Smith wants the players to have their cake and eat it too. He wants them to remain decertified to get anti-trust protection, and while there would be no true CBA, he also wants the players to get the protections they have always gotten from a CBA in terms of suspensions, caps, floors, etc.
If the players side really wants a deal done, they would get back to negotiating. No deal is going to get done in court and the union walked away from an extension before they decertified.
Not that I don't find fault with some of the things the owners have done but I didn't trust D. Smith since the beginning. He has wanted this to go to court from the very start.