Sources: Hardliners Happy to Lose Season
It may sound like rhetoric from the league — those hardliners are as strident as ever! they’re out of control! But many sources insist there’s a big group of owners who would be happy to lose the season if that’s what it takes to get the deal they want.
There are differing opinions on this, but one expert suggests that, thanks in no small part to various tax effects, for every dollar owners lose in a lockout, the players lose six.