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  1. 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…

  2. Owners have a lot to prove in the life of this CBA

    Nov 26, 2011, 11:30 AM EST

    Mark Cuban, David Stern

    It’s over, and now we have to look back and survey the wreckage. 480 games lost. Millions of dollars in league revenue, local economy revenue, player salaries. Fans hurt by the way the league and players left them behind in pursuit of more money. Momentum lost after the most exciting season in over a decade.…

  3. What we know about the deal that ended the lockout so far

    Nov 26, 2011, 10:40 AM EST

    NBA And Players Representatives Meet To Discuss Possible Settlement

    It’s less than eight hours after a bleary-eyed group of executives and attorneys shuffled into a small conference room at a New York office building to deliver the news: a tentative deal is in place. The lockout is over. Now begins the process of unraveling what happened and how, and determining what the new CBA…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Shane Battier would like to stay in Memphis, but….

    Nov 25, 2011, 2:40 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    You know those videos of a piranha feeding frenzy when a cow picks a poor time to walk across the Amazon? That is pretty much what the NBA free agency period will look like after the lockout. Shane Battier is about to be one of those free agents. Memphis wants to keep the band together…

  8. Dwyane Wade has dancing cameo in Cameron Diaz film

    Nov 25, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

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

    Dwyane Wade can dance? Is he better than Metta World Peace? He apparently was good enough — or at least famous enough — to get a dancing role in a movie. That nugget came out in a Palm Beach Post story about how busy Wade had been this offseason. Into August. A GQ photo shoot…

  9. 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…

  10. Report: Lamar Odom agrees to play in Turkey during lockout

    Nov 25, 2011, 1:50 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    Only Billy Hunter and David Stern can now save us from “Khloe & Lamar in Istanbul.” There may be no greater reason to resolve the lockout and get the NBA players back to work. Lakers forward Lamar Odom has reached a deal to play with Besiktas in Turkey, joining the team that already has Deron…

  11. 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…

  12. Report: Brook Lopez to join Deron Williams in Turkey

    Nov 24, 2011, 10:28 AM EST

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    It looks like Turkish side Besiktas has found its NBA big man — and it turns out to be Deron Williams’ teammate. Brook Lopez is near a deal with the Istanbul-based team to join them for the remainder of the lockout, reports Kartal Basketball )via Sportando). The deal is in place and just needs to…

  13. If season cancelled, Magic would owe Orlando $2.8 million

    Nov 24, 2011, 8:04 AM EST

    Amway-Center

    Yes, there are some owners willing to miss the season to crush the union. But there also are motivations for other owners to get a deal done. Take the Orlando Magic, for instance. While they would love tools in the new deal to make it more likely they can keep Dwight Howard, they also have…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Cavaliers center Semih Erden has surgery on thumb

    Nov 23, 2011, 2:52 PM EST

    Turkey Serbia Basketball Worlds

    Quick an update on an injury we told you about previously. Cavaliers center Semih Erden has now had surgery on the thumb he broke in a game this week for Turkish side Besiktas, reports Sportando on twitter. He will be out at least six weeks with the injury. That means if a settlement to the…

  17. 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…

  18. Politicians grandstanding on NBA lockout starts Wednesday

    Nov 22, 2011, 8:31 PM EST

    madison-square-garden

    It was only a matter of time before a politician somewhere (we like to imagine in a smoke-filled backroom) said “how can I gain some points with my constituents around the NBA lockout?” Meet New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith — who represents a rather gerrymandered looking district that includes parts of Hollis, Queens…

  19. Artest challenges Jordan to one-on-one game to end lockout

    Nov 22, 2011, 7:13 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, holds a news conference in Los Angeles, California

    At this point, just about any way you can think of to end the lockout is good with me. So if it’s a game of one-on-one to 21 between and owner and a player, I’m good with that. Which is exactly what Metta World Peace — the baller formerly known as Ron Artest — proposed…

  20. 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…

  21. DeShawn Stevenson is frustrated, rips Billy Hunter

    Nov 22, 2011, 5:09 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    Dallas Mavericks players maybe more frustrated with the lockout than anyone. This season was to be their coronation — Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd and a team full of guys who worked hard, won an NBA title and… No banner to the rafter. No rings. Just lost momentum. A couple of them spoke with Marc…

  22. Shed a tear: Agents are hurting during lockout, too

    Nov 22, 2011, 4:20 PM EST

    NBA basketball spaulding

    David Stern has tried to paint NBA agents as a malevolent force during this lockout — maybe not Voldemort himself (that would be Jeffry Kessler) but more Dementors. Men who suck the joy out of the game. But this lockout hurts the agents, too. They all hustle because they live on commission, you’ve got to…

  23. Baron Davis to host latest charity game, this one in L.A.

    Nov 22, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

    Baron Davis, Jason Richardson, Corey Maggette

    And the charity games keep on rolling in as we wait for lockout negotiations to start up again. Baron Davis and Tina Thompson will be hosting one in Los Angeles this Sunday at Southwest College benefitting the Kids in LA Sports Foundation. On the list to play are some guys with Los Angeles ties —…

  24. Allen Iverson wants to set up four-city barnstorming tour

    Nov 22, 2011, 11:44 AM EST

    Allen Iverson

    You’ve got to love Allen Iverson’s drive. He tried to put together a charity All-Star game in Las Vegas but it fell apart. So his response? Set up a four-city tour, reports Chris Palmer of ESPN. Stops would include Atlanta and Las Vegas. Already LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade are putting…

  25. Even escort services getting hurt by NBA lockout

    Nov 22, 2011, 9:59 AM EST

    prostitutes

    On a macro level, the NBA lockout really isn’t going to hurt cities much. Studies show the money you would have spent on NBA tickets you will spend on movies, dinners, maybe seeing a hockey game. It still gets spent and the city still benefits. But on a micro level people will get hurt —…

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