So, this happened.
The NBA and its locked-out players are unlikely to meet again before Monday, almost certainly assuring that the first two weeks of regular-season games will be canceled. Who's to blame for scuttling a proposed weekend meeting between the sides depends on who you ask. Sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that the union asked for the meeting, and that the owners agreed -- on the condition that the players agree to a 50-50 split of basketball-related income. When the union rejected that stance, the owners said there was no need to meet, the sources said. NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher that the owners are sticking to the 50-50 revenue split. But he said it was the players, not the owners, who declined to meet.