Back in October, we covered the NBA lockout in the Culture Cookie podcast. Finally, NBA players and owners came to a consensus after Black Friday negotiations and announced on Nov. 26 that the NBA season starts on Christmas day.
According to a CNN article, this is a tentative deal in which 66 games are expected to be played.
“I think we were really close to having no NBA season at all, so I was glad a deal finally came about,” said Jonathan Wilson, Dallas Mavericks fan.
One of the central issues in the lockout negotiations was how much revenue went to players’ salaries, a CNN article explains.
“The average salary in the NBA is $5.15 million and I really didn’t see them having the right to complain where there are people who don’t even see 20 grand a year,” said Melvin Russell, Boston Celtics fan. “But it’s over now and both sides finally came to their senses, and I can dust off the Paul Pierce jersey and yell out ‘Go Green’ to the top of my lungs.”
After the announcement, NBA players took to Twitter to express their thoughts about the end of the lockout. To read what they had to say, check out the photo slideshow below.
Confused about the order of events regarding the lockout? Take a look at the timeline below.
Timeline information was gathered from Los Angles Times article.