Only an all-night bargaining session on the eve of a self-imposed drop-dead date
saved the NBA from that horrible fate, and today owners will be voting to ratify an agreement, rather than a death certificate.
When NBA commissioner David Stern recently declared a drop-dead date
in the league's protracted labor dispute, it triggered flashbacks to the 1994 yuletide season for the likes of Phoenix forward Bob Corkum and Kings defenseman Rob Blake.
7 drop-dead date
to cancel the NBA season closing in, he said Saturday that he expects to reach out to commissioner David Stern today and he wants to schedule a meeting with the principals involved for this week.
He's strategically refused to set a drop-dead date
for saving the season to keep his adversary off kilter.
Stern has consistently refused to give a drop-dead date
, saying the season will simply expire on its own at some point.
Monday is the first drop-dead date
for the cheapest shipments to the East Coast, and packages headed to Western states should be shipped by the end of next week to ensure delivery by Christmas, said Terri Bouffiou, Postal Service spokeswoman for Southern California.
He also noted that some other builders already have similar customer communications when they program three-month drop-dead dates
into the controls on machines they sell to customers with bad credit ratings.