Saturday, March 12th, 2011 at 12:46 pm  |  17 responses

Union to Players: ‘Prepare for the worst’

Bloomberg News recently got its hands on a copy of the instruction book the Players Union’s sent to players to help prepare for a lockout: “The National Basketball Association’s players union has a message for its members, and it has put it in writing: ‘Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.’ That’s the motto on the front cover of the National Basketball Players Association’s Lockout Handbook, which was distributed at team meetings between November and February, according to Dan Wasserman, a union spokesman. [...] The NBA guide includes tips on how to handle household expenses such as mortgages and rents; suggestions not to purchase new cars, clothing and jewelry, or travel to gambling destinations such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City, New Jersey; and advice on communicating with wives, children, agents and entourages.”

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  • StorminNorman6

    Wow….Just wow

  • http://www.boogliewillaims.com Boing Dynasty

    im guessing the players who need this type of information, are the players who arnt going to this(or any)book. Plus that new Rolls Royce is a beast.

  • http://www.boogliewillaims.com Boing Dynasty


  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Just imagine an NFL lockout and NBA lockout, I don’t think I can take it.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Eddy Curry will use the pages of the book to wipe caviar off his face as he contemplates whether he could get a Maybach or a Bentley and fend off calls from his baby mommas and debt collectors.

  • http://www.wfp.org/ Felix

    co-sign Jahmai. NBA owners RETARDED to take their product off the air if the NFL does. Extend the CBA one year just to grab the market share…

  • RobbieJay

    i wanna see lebron do the tutourial video
    “when preparing for a lockout, take you/and or your belonings to south beach”

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    In other news, Latrel Sprewell is extremely mad at the NBA for not receiving a handbook.

  • hoodsnake

    That a great idea Felix. I think both sides(players AND owners) don’t see the big picture. I mean what about the guy at the hot dog stand, the lady that sells tickets, the cleaning staff etc. A lot people are affected by this work stoppage.

  • Yep

    NHL FTW!!! we got our lockout done with in 04-05 so we’ll wait another 3 or 4 years til the next one..

  • robb


  • http://www.twitter.com/notebooknick NotebookNick

    @Yep, it’s already on every channel in Canada. Just move up here.

  • jimmythesaint67

    .. f**k hockey it’s nonsense. no offence. Stern needs to bed over and breathe .. they (NBA inc) run the World and they know it. If the NBA Cares, like it says it does, backdafucup as Onyx would put it. Way too many lawyers getting rich off people losing their livelihoods. Mirror of US politiics nationwide .. too f macho?!

  • Toronto

    Billionaires vs. Millionaires. Billionaires always win. Remember, the billionaires buy teams for fun.

  • http://zenguu.com Max

    Without the NBA, I’ll have some boring sunday’s…

  • http://philosopher.view@gmail.com The Philosopher

    Shout out to the Illuminati.

  • 6marjons

    lol @ Caboose