White House "Obama Dunkadelic Summit" for NBA Owners & Players
August 3, 2011- President Barack Obama could help with the labor dispute in the NBA between the owners and players. If he invited both sides to the White House for a labor summit on the business of basketball and its impact on American society.
The "Obama Dunkadelic Labor Summit 2K11" hosted by the President would show Obama's passion and love of the game, and also his faith in the owners and players to secure a new CBA deal.
The Lockout is Now On:
The NBA filed two claims Tuesday against the National Basketball Players Association: an unfair labor practice charge before the National Labor Relations Board, along with a federal lawsuit in district court in New York.
The unfair labor practice charge asserts that the Players' association has failed to bargain in good faith by virtue of its unlawful threats to commence what the league called a sham "decertification" and an antitrust lawsuit challenging the NBA's lockout.
The federal lawsuit, meanwhile, seeks to establish that the NBA's lockout does not violate federal antitrust laws and that if the Players' association's "decertification" were found to be lawful, all existing player contracts would become void and unenforceable.
"These claims were filed in an effort to eliminate the use of impermissible pressure tactics by the union which are impeding the parties' ability to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement," said NBA deputy commissioner and chief operating officer Adam Silver. "For the parties to reach agreement on a new CBA, the union must commit to the collective bargaining process fully and in good faith."
Derrick E. Vaughan founder of the NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) Foundation says, "I truly believe that President Obama could influence a new CBA deal. Commissioner Stern, Derek Fisher, and Billy Hunter have the most respect for him, and his level headed demeanor could have an impact on the owners as well. I wish he would step in as an advisor to give his input on how the game and a lockout would impact America as whole. Commissioner Stern and President Obama should bond together a show unity as leaders to the owners and players."
Both sides say they are committed to making a new deal. Lets see if both can have faith in our President to help. I say "Yes They Can."