There is talking going on. No, the bigwigs of the league and the NBA players union are not sitting down across a table and actually doing work — why would they do that? — but there is talk going on.
Specifically, the NBA owners are talking revenue sharing again Tuesday. Meanwhile, staffs from the NBA owners and players have been talking even if their bosses haven’t.
The owners will be on a conference call Tuesday to discuss revenue sharing again, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports and Kaufman Sports.
Last week at the Board of Governors meetings the owners were presented a long worked on revenue sharing plan… that left everybody confused and not everyone in support of it. So, they are back at it today. The revenue sharing plan cannot be finalized until the deal with the players is in place, but the plan presented would have about tripled the $60 million shared last season. I’m sure Cavs owner Dan Gilbert doesn’t think that’s enough, but it sounds like it to me.
On another note, Chris Broussard at ESPN reports that the staffs for the owners and players continue to talk and met for a while on Monday. Which is nice. Not thrilling, but nice. But until the big guns — Billy Hunter and David Stern — sit down in a room again with actual desire to get a deal, it’s hard to get too excited about it. Especially with more games about to be canceled.
It almost fits the song: “All I wants for Christmas is healthy knees, healthy knees, healthy knees.”
Chandler Parsons took to Twitter to answer questions from fans, and there were a few good answers in there but my favorite was this one:
Parsons has played in just six games for the Grizzlies this season, missing the start of the season to recover from off-season knee surgery, then now he has missed the last eight games with a knee bone bruise. The banged up Grizzlies could really use his shot creation back in the lineup.
As for other good questions/answers there was this combo, with a little help from ESPN’s Zach Lowe:
And then there’s this for the haters.
Who doesn’t love a good dunk compilation?
Well, somebody probably just said “bah, humbug” but is that the person you really want to hang out with?
The fine folks at NBA.com put together the Top 10 dunks of October and November, and when Rudy Gobert dunking over Kristaps Porzingis is all the way down at 10, you know it’s a good list. Put off starting your Christmas shopping, at least for another 2:44, and watch the video.
Want to watch Chance the Rapper throw dodgeballs at mascots? Of course you do. How is that even a question?
Above you can see just that from Chicago Friday night (where Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and the Bulls knocked off the Cavaliers). Benny the Bull is on his side as well, while the Cubs’ mascot and others try and stay out of the way.
I’ll take this over another kids’ dribbling contest any day.
That’s about the most Spurs play ever.
During the third quarter of San Antonio’s win over Washington Friday night, LaMarcus Aldridge saved the ball from going out-of-bounds on the baseline, he threw it out high to Manu Ginobili, who had to leap and save it from going into the backcourt. Two hustle plays. From there the Spurs whipped the ball around the perimeter, and it ended up back to Aldridge on the baseline, where he nailed the 12-foot jumper.
Eventually, the Spurs would get a Kawhi Leonard jumper to give them the victory.