Etan Thomas wrote a 23-question commentary this weekend about the current labor negotiations. Thomas is an 11-year veteran of the NBA and an active member of the players' negotiating team.
"During recent negotiations, reporters continuously tweeted and wrote articles citing "anonymous sources" saying that we were closer to a deal then we actually were, or that progress was being made. Why do reporters keep giving false hope to fans?" asks Thomas.
Thomas also discusses the current political movement across the country and the world in which some are protesting against big business.
"Who is in the same position of power as the 1 percent ? Who wants a bailout for their own mismanagement decisions? Who is more closely aligned with the corporate interests from which the Wall Street occupiers are looking to reclaim the country?"