This isn't an original idea but the current FA frenzy has got me on the Player's Union's side when it comes to the upcoming CBA negotiations/likely lockout. How unfair will it be for the players to have had this wild spending spree (Joe Johnson, Rudy Gay, Drew Gooden, Amir) followed by Stern telling the Union that the owners just can't afford to pay them like they used to? And assuming the CBA ends up as tight as it's predicted to end up, there are going to be a fair number of teams waking up in 2011 or 2012 wondering how they got themselves into a potentially-huge financial mess.
Shouldn't Stern have been giving financial prudence lectures to the owners for the past 12 months? And now they'll turn around and play hardball with their employees to save them from themselves.
Workers of the world unite!