As the MLB lockout continues, uncertainty looms over the sport.
Games have already been cancelled, and if it continues, more will soon follow.
Still, amongst all the chaos and uncertainty, there’s always a bit of good news you can find.
Such was the case on Wednesday when the National Basketball Players Association released a statement, praising the MLBPA for their efforts and providing encouragement as a show of solidarity and good faith.
Tamika Tremaglio, the NBPA’s executive director, shared the statement in a tweet, while also echoing the NBPA’s sentiments and offering support and encouragement to MLBPA as they fight for a fair deal.
— Tamika Tremaglio (@ttremaglioNBPA) March 2, 2022
A Show Of Solidarity
One of the great things about sports is the solidarity that is shown time and time again between players and fans alike.
The NBPA’s statement is yet another reminder that sports are like a brotherhood.
It’s good to see the players of the NBA offering support to the players in MLB.
The lockout has been hard for everybody to bare, whether it be fans, players, executives, or personnel.
Of course, the NBA had a lockout back in 2011, so they know a thing or two about tenuous labor negotiations and how long and arduous the process can truly be.
The NBA lost some games as a result of the 2011 lockout as well, as their season was shortened from 82 games to 66 games.
This statement shows character on behalf of not only the NBPA, but the NBA as a whole.
Work stoppages are always detrimental for whatever sport they affect, and the NBA is no different.
Negotiations will continue today between MLB and MLBPA, as lead negotiators Bruce Meyer and Dan Halem plan to meet in New York, two days after negotiations failed in Jupiter.