The NBA and the Players Association are holding the second collective bargaining negotiating session of the offseason Wednesday in New York. The two sides had pledged to meet again before the start training camp after last month’s get-together.
The August meeting was attended by several high-profile players, including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul. The league and the union issued a joint statement at the time, noting that “it was encouraging how many players and owners participated in the process and all pledged to continue to work together.”
The current CBA expires after this season. The league has experienced one work stoppage in its history, the lockout that wiped out 32 games during the 1998-99 season.
The league is asking for considerable changes to the current economic system. The union submitted a contract proposal in July after rejecting the league’s initial plan back in February.