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No Thunder, just ‘nuclear winter’

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That’s how Commissioner David Stern characterized the lockout Monday after the players’ union rejection of the latest league proposal. The battle now shifts from the bargaining table to the courtroom.

“We’re about to go into the nuclear winter of the NBA,” Stern told ESPN.

The National Basketball Players Association posted that following message at NBPA.org: “Error 404:Basketball Not Found … Please be patient as we work on resolving this. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”

Read David Stern's official statement.

Watch Stern's comments to ESPN.

View a PDF of the NBPA's official letter to players.

Watch the NBPA press conference, in which executive director Billy Hunter is flanked by Russell Westbrook.

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