"My sense is that the calendar will speak louder than litigation at this point. Because litigation can shift leverage; litigation doesn't get a deal done. A court is not going to write a collective bargaining agreement for these parties," Feldman said. "At the end of the day, this gets done in a negotiating room, not in a courtroom."
"I think this is done to put some pressure on the owners and allow players to go on the offensive," Feldman said. "This is not a silver bullet if the players decide to take this step. But the hope is that it creates enough uncertainty that it brings both sides back to the table and gets an agreement."