BREAKING NEWS (like, for serious): Omigod, you guys…Lin and Novak Were Granted Their Bird Rights! Woo!!
UNREAL. After hearing from pretty much every reputable source and/or NBA analyst that there was no chance the Players’ Association would win their case, arbitrator Kenneth Dam has rules that the Knicks Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak have in fact, retained their Bird Rights. Howard Beck from the NY Times broke the story: The arbitrator, Kenneth Dam, issued his ruling Friday, siding with the National Basketball Players Association, which challenged the N.B.A.’s interpretation of the rules under the collective bargaining agreement. Dam handed the union a complete victory in the ruling. The ruling means that both Lin and Steve Novak …continue reading