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  1. Did both owners, players make their “best offer?” Probably not.

    Oct 6, 2011, 8:28 PM EST

    David Stern, Adam Silver

    Right now, you need to treat every rumor you hear about the NBA labor negotiations like you treat (or should treat) every rumor the week before the NBA trade deadline — assume it is someone trying to gain leverage. For example, when we all hear that player “X” is close to being traded then suddenly…

  2. How far are the NBA and players, really? Well, it depends…

    Oct 6, 2011, 2:49 PM EST

    NHL Season Cancelled

    This much is clear — the NBA and its players union are much closer to a deal today than they were a week ago. Tuesday’s intense negotiations may have ended with threats of the first weeks of the season being canceled, but it also saw real progress. First, they are finally talking about the real…

  3. Sunday will be the day if full NBA season to be saved

    Oct 6, 2011, 11:23 AM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    David Stern set the deadline — if there is no handshake deal between NBA owners and players by Monday, the league will cancel the first two weeks of the regular season. The two sides are playing a game of chicken. But if the season is to be saved, it has to happen Sunday. After talks…

  4. Report: Canceling NBA’s first two weeks would cost players $200 million

    Oct 5, 2011, 9:46 PM EST

    money

    The money is about to start piling up. Up until now, the costs of the lockout have been largely theoretical to the NBA owners and players (not so much the staff of the teams, but that’s another story). But the loss of the NBA preseason will cost the owners about $200 million, league officials said…

  5. Video: Which side should blink first in NBA labor talks?

    Oct 5, 2011, 9:38 PM EST

    billy-hunter-david-stern

    On NBC’s Sports Talk on Versus television today Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski and I discussed what it’s going to take to get a deal done and who needs to blink in this game of chicken. For the record, I still think it takes them until about the end of the month to get a deal. While the…

  6. Looking at NBA’s “game of Chicken” from the outside

    Oct 5, 2011, 1:53 PM EST

    NBA lockout Stern Hunter

    On one hand, you can see where the NBA and its players are close to a deal, one that is within reach — they are just a couple percentage points apart. Of course, that is $500 million over the course of a deal, so it’s not a small amount, but still the sides seem close.…

  7. Union letter tells players deal close but they have given enough

    Oct 5, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

    derek Fisher

    I’ll say this for the NBA players union, they have revived the lost art of letter writing. Once again National Basketball Players Association president Derek Fisher and director Billy Hunter have reached out to their constituency with a letter. Although clearly the message of that letter (which they knew would be leaked) was aimed at…

  8. Players union to pay for “workout centers” during lockout

    Oct 5, 2011, 8:14 AM EST

    Goodman Drew Harden Durant

    One of the fun guessing games of the lockout is wondering who is going to go Shawn Kemp — return from the lockout overweight and out of shape. No fair picking Eddy Curry, you have to better than that. To quell the perception of players siting around with their PS3s and waiting for the phone…

  9. Are owners, players closer to a deal than it seems? Maybe.

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:44 PM EST

    billy-hunter-david-stern

    David Stern spent a lot of his post-negotiating session Tuesday trying to make a point — that the players walked away from a fair deal, a 50/50 split of “basketball related income.” It felt like spin at the time, in part because it was an informal concept and part just how Stern portrayed it. Well,…

  10. Blame falls on Stern, owners for loss of NBA games

    Oct 4, 2011, 8:05 PM EST

    NBA And Player's Association Meet To Negotiate CBA

    The NBA is about to shoot itself in the leg. After a season where the league generated more revenue than ever before, when television ratings were the highest they had bee since the Jordan-era Bulls, the league next Monday will cancel regular season games. Because they can’t figure out how to divide up the fans’…

  11. NBA will cancel first games next week after talks see little progress

    Oct 4, 2011, 6:21 PM EST

    Padlock Arena AP

    Tuesday was billed as they most crucial day of NBA labor talks, but the results after four hours looked exactly like every other meeting over the past several weeks: There was incremental progress, but the two sides remain an ocean apart. And in that ocean could be a sinking NBA season that will see regular…

  12. Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett show up for NBA labor talks

    Oct 4, 2011, 2:13 PM EST

    NBA Finals Game 3: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    When you think of the cool, level-headed NBA players you want in the room while the most sensitive of NBA labor negotiations take place, who comes to mind? Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant, of course. They were two of the NBA players who showed up Tuesday in Manhattan (New York, not Kansas) for Tuesday’s big…

  13. Tuesday’s labor talks could salvage season, but don’t bet on it

    Oct 4, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

    Billy Hunter David Stern

    The days of “at least they are still talking” being good enough are over. Just the fact that NBA owners and the players union were sitting down in the same room together was progress enough for a while (because that was an improvement). No longer. Unless Commissioner David Stern and union director Billy Hunter leave…

  14. Derek Fisher sends letter to players answering agents

    Oct 4, 2011, 8:02 AM EST

    Derek Fisher, Billy Hunter

    Derek Fisher and the NBA players union is now fighting a war on two fronts — one with the NBA over the new collective bargaining agreement, and one with some player agents. At least it feels that way. Monday six agents sent out a letter to their clients saying not to ratify any labor agreement…

  15. Top agents tell clients to reject any more givebacks in labor deal

    Oct 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    padlockap

    Top NBA agents may be throwing a monkey wrench into the NBA labor negotiations on the eve of the biggest day of negotiations. Six of the top NBA agents — who are no fan of union chief Billy Hunter and have been worried the union is giving up too much in negotiations — sent a…

  16. Monday NBA labor meetings set table for do-or-die Tuesday

    Oct 3, 2011, 4:22 PM EST

    National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern answers questions from members of the media regarding failed contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Here is where things finally stand — tomorrow is the big deal, best offer, drop-dead date for the NBA labor negotiations. If things go poorly on Tuesday, well, hope you have some NBA games stored on your DVR to watch. There was a five-hour meeting Monday between commissioner David Stern and the heads of the…

  17. NBA labor talks continue Monday, at least that’s something

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:46 AM EST

    david-stern-billy-hunter

    At least they are still talking. Despite the finger pointing and testy dialogue at times, the NBA owners and players continue to sit across the table from each other. They’re talking. That is a real, tangible positive. It may be the only good one out of the NBA labor talks. And it continues this week.…

  18. Face facts: The NBA season is not going to start on time

    Oct 1, 2011, 7:30 PM EST

    Padlock Arena AP

    Nov. 1 was going to be a fun night. The Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the rest of the Mavericks were finally going to get their championship rings (or whatever) and Mark Cuban was going get a banner raised to the rafters in Dallas. Then the Mavericks were going to take on the Chicago Bulls…

  19. NBA Lockout Negotiations Update: Nothing to report

    Oct 1, 2011, 6:58 PM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    Seven. Hours. They met for seven hours and have nothing to show for it, at least in terms of letting the public know. The NBA and NBPA met for seven hours Saturday. The result was “no deal,” with “huge gaps’ between the two sides according to Derek Fisher. The two sides decided to take Sunday…

  20. Report: Dwyane Wade yelled at Stern during labor talks

    Oct 1, 2011, 4:08 AM EST

    NBA basketball player Wade attends a showing of the Richard Chai Spring/Summer 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week

    Dwyane Wade is now the hero to a lot of players. Commissioner David Stern is the biggest power broker in these ongoing labor negotiations but Wade got in his face Friday. Wade went Dee Snider — he wasn’t going to take it anymore. During Friday’s talks it was Wade who stood up to and yelled…

  21. NBA owner, union talks “engaging,” will continue Saturday

    Sep 30, 2011, 7:18 PM EST

    Mark Cuban, David Stern

    There is no NBA labor deal yet. And a source has told PBT there is still a healthy gap between the NBA owners and players on key issues. But there appears to be a real push and commitment from both sides to try and get a deal done this weekend, and that’s a huge leap…

  22. LeBron, Wade, Durant headline NBA stars at labor talks

    Sep 30, 2011, 11:24 AM EST

    carmelo-lebron-wade

    Friday is a big day in the NBA labor talks — negotiations over the past weeks and years have led to a larger meeting in New York between nearly half the NBA owners and a number of NBA players. The union will have it’s brightest stars on hand — LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade…

  23. Report: Owners suggest “Carmelo rule” among many changes

    Sep 30, 2011, 8:01 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    About half the NBA’s owners and a number of big-name NBA players have descended upon New York for what will be a crucial bargaining session Friday (and with any success through the weekend). This is likely the last chance to save a full NBA season. The negotiations are going to be intense. The primary issue…

  24. NBA players face the limbo question: How low will you go?

    Sep 29, 2011, 7:58 PM EST

    limbo

    At this stage of the NBA labor talks, the players union faces the age-old limbo question: How low will you go? Let me explain. I know I keep repeating this but it can’t be stated often enough — the NBA labor fight is really about the split of basketball related income, or BRI (and how…

  25. NBA owners, players could reach deal this weekend if they really want to

    Sep 29, 2011, 1:17 PM EST

    Padlock Arena AP

    David Stern is trying to create an artificial deadline. The players are bringing in the big names and big guns to hear where things stand and show union unity. Half the NBA owners will be in the room. The owners moved off their insistence on a hard salary cap but added a bunch of strings.…

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