The incomparable Tom Ziller wrote a piece in which he paints a bleak picture:
We know what happens next: either a compromise is hammered out on Monday and we have basketball in three or four weeks, or Stern still in front of a microphone Monday evening and announces that the first two weeks of the regular season are gone. It's all binary at this point: deal or no deal.
Read the rest of his stellar article HERE. Then come back and tell us all what you think about this article that Ziller mentions alleging insincerity in regards to the concern for arena employees etc. Many of us forget that more than just players and owners (and fans) are involved in this standoff.