Negotiations over the Collective Bargaining Agreement have been contentious over the past few months, and it may very well continue into next summer.
With a potential lockout looming for the NBA next season, David Stern has been doing everything in his authority to shift the balance of power and money away from the players and back to the owners.
Stern has even gone as far as saying a number of teams are up for contraction, which would be a huge step backwards for the NBA.
Commissioner Stern claims that owners took $370 million in losses last season, and are projected to take on a $350 million financial hit this season.
Is this just a case of Stern being Stern? Or is the NBA in serious financial turmoil?
Let's delve a little deeper into the matter at hand.