Want more proof that the players are as indifferent towards the NBA lockout as the owners? Just check the roll call for today’s meeting. In total only 20 players attended the meet and greet with Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher prompting JaVale McGhee to call the low turnout “disappointing”.
McGhee also went on to claim that there are some players in attendance who are “ready to fold”.
Both the low turnout and McGhee’s claim of folding don’t bode well for the players. Perhaps McGhee’s comments were spurned on by some of the frustrations expressed in today’s meeting at the Beverly Hills hotel.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute refuted McGhee’s asserting by stating “there’s no such thing as a player folding”.
No matter the case it would appear as if the union isn’t quite as unified as one might imagine. But that is just one man’s opinion. What is indisputable is the sad showing of players today.
I fully understand that people have lives to lead and not everyone can drop what they’re doing to make trip to L.A. for a meeting. But given the dire situation and the looming reality of an entire season being canceled you would think more than 20 would make the effort.
With mediation set to being early next week we’re entering the final hour of negotiating. Hopefully more a couple dozen players will care enough by Monday.