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  1. Owners have short conference call as an update, not much else

    Nov 17, 2011, 11:45 PM EDT

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    What had been billed as the NBA owners getting together — at least on the phone — to talk strategy Thursday turned out to be more of a 20 minute update on what was going on. That’s it. Not much else. Hope you weren’t really hoping for progress. The call was a panned update not…

  2. Video: Danny Granger says the lockout has damaged the game

    Nov 17, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    Indiana Pacers swingman Danny Granger was honest in an interview with Russ Thaler on NBC SportsTalk (a daily show on Versus you should be watching anyway because you never know when I will pop up on there). He says that Stern deserves a lot of the blame for the lockout — as commissioner he needs…

  3. Dwight Howard “doubtful” about overseas, talks free agency

    Nov 17, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Charlotte Bobcats, Game 3

    When the first rumors came out this week about European powerhouse Real Madrid being interested in Dwight Howard, we were skeptical. Howard had expressed no interest in going to Europe, but would that change with the NBA season looking like it was toast? No, not really. Howard talked to the Orlando Sentinel about a few…

  4. The Iron Sheik tells NBA to stop being greedy. That should do it.

    Nov 17, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Well, if NBA players and owners are not going to listen to David Beckham and end this lockout, we’re going to have to bring in the big guns: The Iron Sheik. Yes the famous, racially-stereotyped wrestler pitted as a counterbalance to Hulk Hogan’s All-American good guy persona of the 1980s has weighed in on the…

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

    Nov 17, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Nov 17, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

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    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…

  7. Billy Hunter thinks maybe players could form their own league

    Nov 17, 2011, 12:07 PM EDT

    NBPA Meet To Discuss Current CBA Offer

    After watching (and at times attending) the summer of pro/ams and charity games, I’ve become more convinced than ever that the players need the NBA, too. They need the marketing, the building, the ability to create a professional event — the league builds the stage the players are on. Their relationship is symbiotic. Throughout the…

  8. NBA overseas roundup: Joakim Noah considering Paris stop

    Nov 17, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Joakim Noah France

    With the NBA labor talks blowing up, more and more NBA players are trying to find their way overseas to earn a paycheck. Here is a roundup of the latest rumors — but remember they are rumors so take a few grains of salt with them. • Bulls big man Joakim Noah confirmed that he…

  9. First real tests of new labor deal will be Howard, Paul, Williams

    Nov 17, 2011, 10:21 AM EDT

    Deron Williams, Avery Johnson, Billy King

    Chris Bosh is right. Part of what is fueling this hardline stance by owners is about Miami and New York. This is what I mean. What LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony did last year shook small market owners to their core. Those guys pay the bills for owners, yet franchise cornerstones moved on…

  10. Even David Beckham is ticked about NBA lockout

    Nov 17, 2011, 8:42 AM EDT

    David Beckham at Lakers

    That’s it. Even past-their-prime-but-can’t-retire guys from England are ticked about the NBA lockout. That’s when you know it’s gone too far. David Beckham, a court side seat regular at Staples Center for Lakers games, is angry about the lockout. Becks (I can call him that, we’re tight) was on ESPN radio in Los Angeles and…

  11. Bosh calls lockout league’s revenge for Miami, New York

    Nov 17, 2011, 8:06 AM EDT

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    Chris Bosh thinks that part of the owners’ motivation in playing hardball is their anger about what LeBron James and he did last summer, then what Carmelo Anthony did to Denver. Bosh believes those moves are fuel for smaller market owners trying to get a complete and total destruction of the union during the current…

  12. One man’s suggestions we like to stop future lockouts

    Nov 16, 2011, 8:22 PM EDT

    Padlock Arena AP

    This lockout is painful. Like any smart creatures — and I’m talking about we the fans, not the players and owners — we want to avoid suffering the same pain in the future. Meaning once this lockout ends, what steps can be put in place to make sure next CBA negotiations, whether it is six…

  13. NBA owners to have strategy conference call Thursday

    Nov 16, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

    David Stern

    After more than two years of negotiating against the NBA players’ union, the owners will get together on a conference call Thursday,  according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, and map out a strategy now that the union has dissolved. Wojnarowski also explains the union’s new position. Antitrust attorney David Boies, who is leading the players’ suit, wants the owners…

  14. Attorneys for NBA, players exchange a few legal shots

    Nov 16, 2011, 5:22 PM EDT

    NBA lockout Stern Hunter

    The court date has been set in California (Oakland, to be exact) for the players lawsuit against the owners — Feb. 29. By then, if no deal is reached, the entire season will be lost. Of course, anyone who has ever followed any kind of legal proceeding knows that the first court date set is…

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

    Nov 16, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT

    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…

  16. NBA’s television partners scramble to fill slots, appease advertisers

    Nov 16, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT

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    Great, more “CSI: New York.” Among the many left scrambling without the NBA are television networks that normally would be beaming regular season games into our homes. They have to fill the space and they have to try and keep the advertisers who buy that space happy. National networks like TNT are forced to bring…

  17. Delonte West looking for some health insurance

    Nov 16, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

    Delonte West

    A lot of people are direct dependents of NBA players — family who need to be taken care of, from food put on the table to schools in good neighborhoods for their kids. The kinds of things you and I have to worry about every day NBA players have to deal with, too. Like health…

  18. Overseas rumor roundup: Real Madrid wants Dwight Howard

    Nov 16, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls

    Now that we are at DEFCON 1 with the NBA lockout, a lot of NBA players are having second thoughts about plans to play overseas. Players and agents are looking. With rosters largely full around the globe most players are not going to like what they see. That said, we are tracking the rumors for…

  19. Lakers Steve Blake said he did not support 50/50 deal

    Nov 16, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    Shannon Brown was one of the responsible ones. Not all of the 30 team representative to the NBA players union polled the players before voting on Monday to dissolve the union and take the battle to court. Brown, the Lakers rep, was one of the good ones. The Lakers have union president Derek Fisher and…

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

    Nov 16, 2011, 8:08 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Nov 15, 2011, 11:29 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Nov 15, 2011, 11:19 PM EDT

    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.…

  23. NBA informs teams that games through Dec. 15 have been canceled

    Nov 15, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

    To match Interview NBA/STERN

    From the department of redundancy department, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports brings us the news that the NBA informed teams this afternoon that games through Dec. 15 have officially been canceled. Yes, seriously. After the disastrous events of Monday — you know, where the union for the players decided they’d rather choose decertification and what…

  24. Baron Davis making documentary on decline in men’s fashion. Top that.

    Nov 15, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    baron Davis hipster

    What have you done with your lockout vacation? Fly around the nation playing in every pro/am or celebrity game you could find? Travel through Asia selling shoes and playing in exhibition games? Attend a lot of meetings in New York that went nowhere? Baron Davis has you all beat. One of the NBA’s leading hipsters…

  25. Add Samardo Samuels to list of guys frustrated with union

    Nov 15, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

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    There are plenty of NBA players grumbling about the NBPA’s move to file a disclaimer of interest and move the lockout to the courts. But only a few are willing to make those concerns public. There are a few out there, and you can add Cavaliers forward Samardo Samuels to that list, as he told…

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