NBA lockout

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NBA Is the New Grinch

League is trying to 'steal Christmas': Jason Gay

(Newser) - The NBA’s Christmas Day return is a bit rich: Does the organization really expect us to abandon our egg nog to watch holiday basketball? Even some within the league think the idea is “presumptuous,” notes Jason Gay in the Wall Street Journal ; it’s not the first... More »

NBA Owners Scored 'Attila the Hun' Win

Players really just saved a little face

(Newser) - After a 149-day clash between NBA owners and basketball players that finally ended yesterday , the big winners were definitely the owners, writes Kurt Helin at NBC Sports . The owners reduced player incomes from 57% to 50% of basketball-related income, shortened contract lengths, and stiffened a luxury tax designed to stop... More »

NBA Reaches Deal to Return by Christmas

If tentative agreement is ratified, season will be 66 games

(Newser) - After locking out players for 149 days, NBA owners appear to have reached a tentative deal with them for a shortened season beginning Christmas Day, reports the AP . The two sides held another marathon 15-hour negotiation session yesterday, lasting until nearly 4am this morning. The deal is reportedly for 10... More »

Players Reject Offer, Begin Disbanding Union

David Stern's ultimatum called 'extremely unfair'

(Newser) - NBA players rejected the league's latest offer today and began disbanding the union, likely jeopardizing the season. "We're prepared to file this antitrust action against the NBA," union executive director Billy Hunter said. "That's the best situation where players can get their due process.... More »

No. of NBA Games in November: 0

Commissioner David Stern cancels all games next month

(Newser) - The NBA will play a shortened season—if it plays at all—after negotiations to end the lockout again stalled over how to divide the league's revenue. Commissioner David Stern canceled all November games today, the 120th day of the lockout. "It's not practical, possible, or prudent... More »

Source: NBA to Ax 2 More Weeks of Games

Owners refuse to meet with players until players accept more cuts

(Newser) - With the first two weeks of the NBA season already canceled , thanks to owners locking out the players in a salary dispute, the league is poised to cancel two more, reports the New York Daily News , citing "a person familiar with the league's plans." That's at... More »

NBA Cancels First 2 Weeks of Season

Both sides are 'very far apart on virtually all issues' says David Stern

(Newser) - NBA Commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the season tonight after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout. Top negotiators for both sides met for more than seven hours today, returning to bargaining about 14 hours after ending talks... More »

NBA Set to Cancel Games

Barring a last-minute deal before Monday

(Newser) - The rest of the NBA preseason is officially canceled, and the first two weeks of the regular season will be as well if players and owners can’t work out a deal by Monday, Commissioner David Stern announced yesterday, after negotiations to end the league’s lockout fell apart. Players'... More »

Kobe to Play in Italy During NBA Lockout

He's reached verbal agreement with club: source

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant won’t be resting on his laurels during the NBA lockout . The Los Angeles Laker has verbally agreed to a $3 million contract to play with Italian club Virtus Bologna for the first 40 days of the Italian league season, a source tells the AP . Bryant grew up... More »

Player Photos Removed From

Lockout prohibits league from profiting on players' images

(Newser) - Like a scorned ex-lover purging pics from a Facebook page, the NBA no longer has any player photos on its website. With the players union and owners one day into a lockout , the league can't profit from images of its stars, explains Gizmodo . now features images only... More »

NBA Locks Out Players

Next year's basketball season might be in jeopardy, too

(Newser) - American sports fans might need some new hobbies soon: The NBA now has a lockout, too, along with the NFL . Basketball owners locked out players today when the latest talks to reach a collective bargaining deal failed, reports AP . The current contract expires at midnight, and the two sides remain... More »

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