It's obvious that Stern needs the majority of the owners (much more than half) to be for a new CBA. Why would he want to run a league in which only some of them are satisfied? According to truehoop, 17 are for a lock-out. Reinsdorf's lukewarm attitude is unacceptable for this organization. It is vital for him for take a strong stance not only for the CBA, but also for the potential for the Bulls to reach that championship level.