by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

You would think that three days of interminable meetings with a federal mediator would be a lot, or at the very least enough to move labor negotiations in the right direction.

In reality, it’s nothing.

NFL team owners and the players’ union had every intention to get a deal made and start their season on time, so they did what was necessary to achieve those two goals.

The NBA labor fight is one where there are no winners. Everybody has lost here, and things promise to only get worse.

No future meetings are scheduled, there’s growing mistrust and acrimony from all sides, and it seems doubtful that reason and compromise between the two sides will see the light of day any time soon, if ever.

The only things we can be certain of, is that a full season is nearly out of the question, and a partial season is rapidly headed toward the same fate.