Baseball’s lockout has led to questions about the NBA’s next round of collective bargaining, as has a statement from the NBA players’ association, which showed support for MLB players.
But it doesn’t appear either the NBA or the union intend to have a similar work stoppage, as relayed by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Both the league and players can exercise an out in the current agreement next season.
“Not even close,” Wojnarowski said when asked if the MLB lockout foreshadows potential labor issues in the future for the NBA, via RealGM.
Instead, the NBA and its players are aiming to finalize an agreement by December 2022.
“They have an interest in not having another lockout,” ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne added on NBA Today.
Also, per RealGM: “Wojnarowski highlighted how the MLB has an adversarial relationship with its players currently unlike the NBPA in which they have successfully worked through a number of issues.”
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— Tamika Tremaglio (@ttremaglioNBPA) March 2, 2022
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