Fleisher's move certainly got management's attention, if hardly its ringing endorsement. NBA commissioner David Stern, who didn't seem panicked by the move, even went so far as to call the ploy "smart" and "an interesting stratagem." Stern also insists that what the union and the NBA want is the same thing—a fair collective bargaining agreement.
Litigation or negotiation, the NBA will be playing some interesting games off the court in the next few months.
The Denver Broncos kept denying they were a one-man team, and in a negative sort of way, they proved their case in Super Bowl XXII. But evidence suggests that there is a one-woman team out there. Angie Brimage, a 5'7" senior forward, scored 51 points for Brighton (Mass.) High last Friday. However, Brighton lost to Boston English 55-51.