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  1. Billy Hunter outlines labor deal, steps remaining in memo

    Nov 29, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

    NBPA Meet To Discuss Current CBA Offer

    You have questions… but mostly they revolve around finding a way for your favorite team to trade for Dwight Howard or maybe Rajon Rondo. NBA players have questions about the new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, too. Theirs mostly revolve around, “When can we get back to work and get paid? And how much are we…

  2. Great, we have a handshake deal. So now what happens?

    Nov 26, 2011, 7:27 PM EST

    NBA Labor Basketball

    David Stern and Billy Hunter shook hands. Figuratively, but there is a handshake deal in place for an NBA labor settlement. The framework for a full blown new NBA collective bargaining agreement is in place. But that is a long way from an actual signed deal and NBA games starting on Christmas Day. So, what…

  3. What was finally decided with those “thorny” system issues?

    Nov 26, 2011, 4:10 PM EST

    NBPA Meet To Discuss Current CBA Offer

    It was the most confounding part of this constantly confounding NBA lockout. The owners and players got to a point a few weeks ago where they essentially agreed on the money side of the equation — how to split up the revenue coming into the league — but could not get close on the “system”…

  4. NBA owners won. Big. But the players can live with it.

    Nov 26, 2011, 12:04 PM EST

    CORRECTED VERSION - NBA And Player's Association Meet To Negotiate CBA

    As the talk starts to build of all the little concessions the NBA players got in the last week to make an NBA labor deal happen in time for games on Christmas day, remember this: The owners won. In a massive way. This is an Attila the Hun sweeping through Eastern Europe kind of win…

  5. Why a deal now? Pressure from the calendar, mostly

    Nov 26, 2011, 5:02 AM EST

    NBA And Players Representatives Meet To Discuss Possible Settlement

    After two years of negotiations, after 149 days of NBA lockout, after so many marathon negotiating sessions that we all lost track, the NBA reached a deal about 3 a.m. Saturday morning. That’s great news, we were all sick of taking BRI and escrow and luxury taxes. But after all that, why now? Because the…

  6. NBA owners, players reach tentative deal, games to begin Dec. 25

    Nov 26, 2011, 3:34 AM EST

    Billy Hunter David Stern

    Finally, we are going to have NBA basketball again. After more than 15 hours of negotiations Friday into Saturday morning (following a week of secretive talks), the NBA owners and players have reached a handshake deal on a new collective bargaining agreement the sides announced. (Ken Berger at CBSSports.com broke the story.) “We’ve reached a…

  7. NBA labor meetings rolling along with little word

    Nov 25, 2011, 7:51 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Fisher speaks at a news conference alongside Executive Director of the NBA player's association Hunter in New York

    If you’re desperately looking for good news out of the NBA labor talks, after nearly eight hours of negotiations on Friday there is almost no news out of the room. No news may be good news, or at least a sign that the two sides have gotten serious. There have always seemed to be leaks…

  8. NBA labor talks resume Friday with Fisher, escrow talk

    Nov 25, 2011, 8:43 AM EST

    Derek Fisher

    Friday talks will resume as the NBA owners and players try to reach a labor deal in time to save games on Christmas and have a 66-game season. After talks have seemed close to a deal so many times only to blow up it’s hard to get too optimistic, but there seems to be a…

  9. Conflicting reports on what owners want: Deal or ultimatum?

    Nov 24, 2011, 12:01 PM EST

    NBA Commissioner Stern speaks to reporters in New York

    Lots of rumors flying around about the NBA negotiations over the last 24 hours and what the owners exactly will push for — there has always been a divide among ownership on what exactly they want, and that gulf seems to be widening. Whether that gulf is wide enough to kill efforts to get a…

  10. NBA talks picked up where last ones left off… but progress?

    Nov 24, 2011, 2:35 AM EST

    NBA Labor Basketball

    The first thought when I heard the NBA owners and players were talking again and had been since Tuesday? Good. They can’t reach a deal without talking. And the fact there have been fewer media leaks out of these talks than any previous is a good sign. The second thought? What are the starting points…

  11. Labor talks focused on mid-level exception, 66-game season

    Nov 23, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    NBA basketball

    As PBT and other outlets have already reported, the attorneys for the NBA owners and players are talking Wednesday. The goal — to reach a deal in the next few days, one that can have the NBA starting games on Christmas Day. That’s the day seen as the NBA’s second opening day by many around…

  12. Report: NBA owners, players have opened negotiations again

    Nov 23, 2011, 1:34 PM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    Everybody wanted to see the NBA owners and players open up negotiations again — if there is any hope of NBA games on Christmas a deal is going to be need to be reached by the start of next week. Whether a judge ordered it or if someone just picked up the phone, it didn’t…

  13. Report: NBA owners, players reach out to 1999 dealmaker

    Nov 22, 2011, 6:27 PM EST

    billy-hunter-david-stern

    You don’t know who Jim Quinn is, but he might be the one guy who can save an NBA season. He’s done it before. For two decades Quinn sat in Billy Hunter’s seat as director of the players union (well, Hunter’s old seat, there is no union any more, just a trade association since the…

  14. Players consolidate lawsuits, but court ordered talks best hope

    Nov 21, 2011, 6:21 PM EST

    lakers-practice-court

    If you were holding out hope that David Stern and Billy Hunter were going to be having pleasant phone conversations over the holiday weekend, and that the NBA on Christmas still could happen, well, we’re sorry. The next NBA owners and players negotiations will likely be because a judge ordered them, a source close to…

  15. NBA owners going to sit back, wait out players

    Nov 18, 2011, 3:07 PM EST

    Mark Cuban, David Stern

    The story today on NBA lockout moves is the same story we may be seeing for the next few weeks: Nothing. Nada. Zip. The NBPA filing a disclaimer of interest and walking away from the talks on Monday, followed by antitrust suits against the league, has not moved the owners one bit. Rather the opposite…

  16. Former NBA union head no fan of decertification strategy

    Nov 18, 2011, 12:05 PM EST

    lock

    A couple months back when PBT spoke with Charles Grantham, former head of the National Basketball Players Association — the players union that is now the players trade association — he said that there were some hills worth dying on for players in these labor talks. Things like guaranteed contracts or the owners’ idea of…

  17. The next NBA legal battle: venue for the legal battles

    Nov 18, 2011, 9:47 AM EST

    courtroom+generic

    When the NBA filed a preemptive lawsuit in New York back in August trying to take the teeth out of decertification of the players union, the union’s lawyers accused the league of “forum shopping.” Meaning the goal of the lawsuit was to choose the venue for future legal battles, not win the suit itself. Now…

  18. Another NHL player warns NBA counterparts it’s not worth it

    Nov 17, 2011, 2:26 PM EST

    Dave Andreychuk

    The NBA players have chosen their path. It’s a hard path they see as being based on their principles, it’s about fairness and the future But they are not the first to walk this path — the NHL did it before. The league lost a full season. And now a second NHL players has come…

  19. Oddsmakers think we’ll see some NBA basketball after Jan. 1

    Nov 17, 2011, 1:10 PM EST

    money

    Because you should be able to bet on anything, we bring you NBA lockout odds. No Dan Gilbert, you cannot bet because you can control the outcome. Oddsmakers at Bodog think that there likely will be an NBA season, but not until we’re past the New Year’s Day college bowl games. Although they think it’s…

  20. When labor talks restart, who can be NBA’s Robert Kraft?

    Nov 16, 2011, 2:06 PM EST

    NFLPA Executive Committee Meet In Washington DC To Vote On New Labor Agreement

    Right now, the lawyers are the guys putting on the show. The players have their big-gun attorney David Boies filing an antitrust lawsuit. Within a couple days David Stern (a lawyer) and his legal team will respond with their own legal maneuvers trying to crush the rebel alliance, and that will garner headlines. But the…

  21. NBA players, owners let the lawyers do the sniping now

    Nov 16, 2011, 8:08 AM EST

    Empty Amway Arena

    There was a pattern to this NBA lockout in the last couple months — not a comfortable one, but a pattern. The NBA and its players union wouldn’t talk for a week or so, then they would have two or three days of wildly intense negotiations. Then it would blow up and they would snipe…

  22. Players file first antitrust suit in Minnesota, official one in California

    Nov 15, 2011, 11:29 PM EST

    courtroom generic

    Well, the NBA is in the courts now, not on the courts. Four players — Anthony Tolliver, Ben Gordon, Caron Butler and recent No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams (who does not yet have an NBA contract) — became the first plaintiffs in a players suit to challenge the lockout on antitrust grounds. This first…

  23. Video: CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks missed NBA paychecks

    Nov 15, 2011, 11:19 PM EST

    AP Money Found

    Tuesday would have been the first payday of the first payday of the year for NBA players — as of today they are missing paychecks. How much money are we talking? CNBC’s Darren Rovell breaks it out for some of the big names and yes, Kobe Bryant just missed a more than $1 million payday.…

  24. Some players have not felt ‘in the loop’ with union

    Nov 15, 2011, 11:38 AM EST

    Glen Davis, Antonio McDyess

    When NBA union director Billy Hunter asked for a show of hands in a New York hotel on Monday it was unanimous. All the guys in the room backed the idea of the union filing a “disclaimer of interest” and taking the fight to the courts. But for some rank-and-file players who would rather just get…

  25. It was players’ idea to decertify, but did they really understand?

    Nov 15, 2011, 11:11 AM EST

    Derek Fish of NBA players association speaks during news conference to reject NBA's latest offer in New York

    How did this all go down? How did a Monday meeting where the union representatives were expected to reject the latest offer from the owners and make a counter proposal turn into dissolving the entire union and likely blowing up the NBA season with it? The whole idea came from the players… well, if you…

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