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NBA Lockout Still Nowhere Near Ending

Posted on 21 Oct, 2011, by in NBA

One more week, 30 hours of negotiations, this time with a federal mediator George Cohen, with and without sick David Stern, and still, the NBA players and owners seem hundreds of millions of dollars apart, and more of the season getting cancelled is now in jeopardy. More

First Two Weeks of 2011-2012 NBA Season Cancelled

Posted on 11 Oct, 2011, by in NBA

Another deadline not met, and here we are. One hundernd NBA games cancelled, no basketball of the first two “planned” NBA weeks, and David Stern saying there was a significant gulf on virtually all issues. More

No Hope of a Full NBA Season in 2011-2012

Posted on 23 Sep, 2011, by in NBA

Nearly three months, and we’re still in the NBA lockout. Thursday labor talks between the owners and the NBA Players union didn’t get them and us anywhere, with too much dollars, percentages and other matters that just can’t be agreed upon. More

Six Hours of Talks Don’t Bring NBA Lockout End any Closer

Posted on 1 Sep, 2011, by in NBA

Well, Six hours later, and we’re still in the middle of the NBA lockout. Not that I expected David Stern, Adam Silver and Derek Fisher to fix everything and give up on billions of dollars in six hours. But still, at least according to what they’re saying or probably what they’re not saying, we’re not any closer to end the work dispute and get the 2011-2012 NBA season going. More

NBA Owners and Players Not Talking as Lockout Continues

Posted on 19 Jul, 2011, by in NBA

The NBA lockout is nearly three weeks in effect, and there aren’t any meeting between owners, players or anything involving head honchos David Stern and Billy Hunter scheduled for the near future. More

The New and Improved NBA Lockout is Now in Effect

Posted on 1 Jul, 2011, by in NBA

All roads were leading to this point, but not the owners, the players and the league did enough to stop it from happening. For the first time since 1998, the NBA has entered a lockout period and a very unknown future. More

Unless Some Miracle Happens, We’re Going to Have an NBA Lockout

Posted on 29 Jun, 2011, by in NBA

No agreement on the length of the new labor deal. No agreement on the revenue sharing. There are other things as well, but despite David Stern’s fake optimism, the NBA seems on the inevitable path towards a lockout. More

With no Progress Made in Friday Talks, NBA Lockout Seems Inevitable

Posted on 24 Jun, 2011, by in NBA

Numbers being thrown back and forth, cool T-Shirts from the players and the usual political words from David Stern. Bottom line – We don’t have a proposal, no agreement between the players and owners. The NBA Lockout is very near. More

As Owners and Players Present Proposals Hoping to Avoid Lockout, Eyes Turn to Friday

Posted on 22 Jun, 2011, by in NBA

New hope or just glaring shots in the dark, aimed at nothing? Tuesday was the talk on friday – THE deadline. Now, we wait for friday, a day after the 2011 NBA drat, which hasn’t been getting the usual media coverage and talk it usually does. First of all, the talent pool this year isn’t as lucrative. Lockout notions are to blame. Sometimes, the talent isn’t that great. Although we can only be a judge of that in a few years I guess. For now, the future of the 2011-2012 NBA season is at hand. More

The NBA Lockout Draws Nearer as Owners and Players Wait for Tuesday

Posted on 18 Jun, 2011, by in NBA

Despite the NBA owner making the first gesture, taking the issue of the collective guruanteed contracts off the table, the gulf between the players and the owner is wide and filled with hundreds of millions of dollars. Quite a gap to close, huh? Too big to stop the lockout, the first since 1999, from happening? More