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Ben Gordon: NBA lockout could last two more years


Ben Gordon, via Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:

""I think there will be more games missed," Gordon said when reached by phone as he was driving to Chicago. "I expect it might be a year or two. I realized that when I was listening to both sides during the negotiations. I think there will be a lot of games missed and more money is going to go down the drain."

Why is Gordon so pessimistic? Previous negotiations with the owners. Via Ellis:

""It just seemed scripted, and they were going through the motions," said Gordon, calling it a valuable learning experience. "Sitting there in front of them you could tell they weren’t focused on getting a deal. I still don’t know the purpose of those meetings.""

Gordon – both because of his large contract and visibility in labor negotiations – has become the Pistons’ face of the lockout. The interest certainly fits with his previous training .

So, I wonder why isn’t Gordon the Pistons’ player representative?*

*It’s Austin Daye, and Jason Maxiell is his alternate. I thought Maxiell held the position. Does anyone know when Daye took over?