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    By Jared Zwerling
    Special to ESPNNewYork.com
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] NEW YORK -- [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] shooting guard and NBA Players' Association vice president [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] considers himself an optimist. But he is not certain that a new collective bargaining agreement with the league will be in place by July 1.
    "I'm hopeful," Mason said, "but right now the gap is pretty wide as far as the league and the latest proposal that they gave us, and what we're willing to do as players."
    Talks between the owners and the players' union were to resume Thursday in Dallas.

    We understand the landscape has changed since the last deal, so we're willing to make concessions, but I think what the owners are asking right now is just way too much, and it's above and beyond [the money] they're losing.
    ” -- Players' union VP Roger Mason
    Mason pointed to two major disagreements that the players' union has with the owners' recent proposal: The owners' desire for a hard salary cap and their proposed split of the league's basketball-related income between owners and players.
    The two sides are so far apart, Mason said, that cap numbers and revenue sharing percentages aren't being considered. He said the league and the union are only talking through the two main issues and haven't yet addressed other concerns, including health benefits and the possibility of contraction.
    Mason acknowledged that at the end of the day, the players' union will have to loosen its grip on the proceedings in order for a new CBA to be finalized.
    "We've got to understand we're going to have to take some skin of the game, just because the forecast in America right now is not great," Mason said. "We understand the landscape has changed since the last deal, so we're willing to make concessions, but I think what the owners are asking right now is just way too much, and it's above and beyond [the money] they're losing.
    "Obviously they claim a [financial] loss and we have sympathy for that and are willing as players to sacrifice something. But right now that gap is pretty wide as far as what that something is," he said.
    Mason was a high school senior during the 1998-99 NBA lockout. While he didn't understand the NBA's inner workings at the time, he remembers feeling very disappointed that a deal couldn't be worked out sooner.
    Not only does he feel the same way now, but he's now fully aware of the league's business side -- and doesn't want history to repeat itself.
    "Sometimes there are circumstances where you just can't make decisions that are going to harm the future for our league," Mason said. "I wouldn't feel good about leaving the league five, six, seven years from now and youngsters coming in with this type of agreement. I would feel horrible if I left the game that way myself."
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    Sucks.. Hope we get a full season

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    Originally Posted by StEpHoN_mArBuRy
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    Sucks.. Hope we get a full season
    I hope so. Not only would the wait be even longer, but the feel of a team winning in a shorter season isn't the same.

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    So disappointing. I was so looking forward to summer league..Looks like that's gonna get scrapped now. I hope they resolve this nonsense soon.

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    Well think of it this way, the last time there was a shortened season we went to the Finals, so lets hope for half a season

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    Originally Posted by StEpHoN_mArBuRy
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    Sucks.. Hope we get a full season
    The NBA is booming right now, they better figure this out or it will be a tragedy.

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    Between a possible NFL Lockout, and now a possible NBA Lockout-- I don't think I will be able to function properly.

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    Originally Posted by kylepicklehead
    Between a possible NFL Lockout, and now a possible NBA Lockout-- I don't think I will be able to function properly.
    Very much this.. I may have to go into hibernation until one or the other is resolved if it gets that far.

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    KnicksOnline can set up a league consisting of us on our team if there is a lockout and we can go up against members of other boards.

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    What happens with League Pass subscriptions?

    They don't charge the money, do they?

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    I think its sad that any sport gets locked out.....screw the fans again....and all cause you have guys making $400K a year and guys making 25 Mil a year....sounds fair to me....i make 25K a year retired

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    Default bummer summer

    yeah, summer league getting scrapped sucks ass.
    let's hope these millionaires & billionaires get it together.

    VP Roger Mason? for real? ugh.

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