In meetings with the NBA Referee’s Association, commissioner David Stern used an “obscene expression” in reference to the referees’ labour demands and then walked out of the meeting, according to Yahoo! Sports.Stern left after referee representatives refused to erase the obscenity from their notes.
The NBRA reached a labour deal yesterday, and Stern had his fit back in January at an early meeting between the NBA and the refs.
If this is typical negotiating for Stern, it might go a long way toward explaining why the NBA’s still locked out.
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