NBA Lockout: 5 Owners Holding the NBA, Players and Season from Starting

October 21st, 2011 by Ethan Norof Leave a reply »
The NBA lockout continues to drag forward after a three-day mediation session failed to bring the two sides closer together toward an agreement.

Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld spoke to an NBPA source who was inside the negotiating room, and that source had no trouble identifying the key owners holding up an agreement between the parties.

Peter Holt, Wyc Grousbeck, Paul Allen, Robert Sarver and Dan Gilbert were all described as "hardliners," and that's not surprising considering the latter two had previously opposed a potential CBA deal earlier in the negotiating process.

Let's take a closer look at all of them.

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