Friday, August 19, 2011
CBA Bars NBA Players Under Contract from Playing
A pretty large piece of news on the NBA lockout front today. The Chinese Basketball Association has barred any player in the NBA still under contract. The league will allow free agents to play, but only if they play for an entire season.
This means that players such as Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony will not be allowed to play for the Chinese Basketball Association. The season starts on November 20.
This will be a decent bargaining chip for the NBA owners. Just like in the NFL, some players haven't saved up enough for the lockout. Delonte West has posted on his Twitter that he has applied for a job at Home Depot (although I doubt his qualifications).