Boies Rips Stern for ‘Overplaying his Hand’
Star lead attorney David Boies ripped Stern last night in the Harlem offices of the disbanded union for “overplaying his hand’’ and said he hopes the NBA will come to its senses and he won’t have to “litigate this out.’’
“There is one reason and one reason only the season is in jeopardy,’’ Boies said. “The owners locked out the players.’’
Manhattan anti-trust attorney Jonathan Shapiro, who is not involved in the case but worked with Kessler on NBA and NFL suits, said Stern should not be surprised this happened.
“He uses ‘negotiating tactic’ as a curse word, but that’s the union’s bargaining tool, the way the law is,’’ Shapiro told The Post. “History shows the threat of litigation is what brings the parties together.’’