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Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

Posted on: October 22, 2011 7:00 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2011 7:18 pm
 
Posted by Ben Gollivernba-lockout

Pro-tip: Any time a negotiation ends with one party standing up on national television to call the other party a liar and the federal mediator apppointed to oversee things issues a "hands in the air" press release as he sneaks out the side door, that's a failed negotiation.

The NBA's labor negotiations reached rock bottom when National Basketball Players Association president Derek Fisher didn't mince words, accusing representatives of the NBA's owners of lying in their depiction of labor talks that broke down on Thursday.

The New York Times reported Friday that, although everything looks terribly bleak, the two sides could re-engage communication as early as this weekend.
“It could be tougher than it has been in the past to get back together,” Peter Holt, the chairman of the league’s labor-relations committee, said Thursday night.

Yet on Friday, people on both sides of the divide, speaking off the record, predicted there would be a phone call or two over the weekend and probably another meeting next week. That has been the pattern all month: every dramatic breakdown followed by a brief silence and then a surprising resumption of talks.

In many respects, the parties are exactly where they were two weeks ago, when union officials angrily accused the league of “setting preconditions” — i.e. acceptance of a 50-50 split — for any further talks. Two days later, they were back at the bargaining table.
The big question here: Can we get an injury report on NBA commissioner David Stern? Stern, who called in sick to Thursday's negotiations that eventually went up in flames, hasn't emerged yet emerged to put the pieces back together. The possibility of further regular season game cancellations looms, so perhaps we'll be hearing from him soon?

Certainly, the vast majority of NBA observers have to be hoping that Stern's return comes with news of negotiation reconciliation, and not solely the bad news of a further delay to the start of the 2011-2012 season.
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Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 9:21 am
 

Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

Mental deficiency used to be more finely classified using the following technical terms that later began to be abused by the rest of society (5):

IQ Range Classification 70-80 Borderline deficiency 50-69 Moron 20-49 Imbecile below 20 Idiot

I'd like to hear from the imbecile sector. I've already heard enough from the idiots.



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 9:19 am
 

Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

Mental deficiency used to be more finely classified using the following technical terms that later began to be abused by the rest of society:

 

IQ Range Classification

70-80 Borderline deficiency
50-69 Moron
20-49 Imbecile
below 20 Idiot

I have yet to hear form the morons and imbeciles




Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 3:02 am
 

Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

 agree that the game has changed. I think that the game changes because of the rules imposed, not the players. I also am a lifetime fan and I feel like the NBA's hayday was in the Magic/Bird era and even before that with Dr. J  and Moses Malone and I could go on and on. Throughout the NBA there has been highs and lows but it has indured. I still enjoy the game, but definetly think it can be approved. However, I disagree that most of the haters are like you. You seem to have legimate gripes whereas the vast majority don't have a clue.



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:48 am
 

Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

Okay, need to be more specific. Is there anyone who is not a complete moron able to comment?



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:46 am
 

Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

Why do so many people who are clearly not basketball fans, feel so compelled to comment on the lockout of the NBA by the owners? I would really like to hear from some of these peple who feel compelled to comment, but clearly have no interest. What is the motivation?

Because most of us used to be NBA fans.  i used to love watching the NBA, no matter the team, but especially my Bulls (starting in the Woolridge years).  i guess there are differing opinions, but most of the experts that I have read have agreed that the current game is a shell of what it used to be and that there isn't really any basketball left in the game.  It is now a bunch of athletes who also know how to "dribble" (or at least the new definition of dribbling), but have no clue how to hit a midrange jumper or a free throw or actually play the game.  

The game sucks now and I am thinking most of the "haters" like me are former fans who just want our game back.  I hope the end of this lockout brings a game that more resembles basketball and less a pick up game or And-one video.   



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:29 am
 

Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

The NBA Lockout is far more entertaining than the NBA ever was, they need to keep this going. I'm hooked. Barely literate millionaire ahtletes being schooled by billionaires rocks! I would much rather read about this than watch a bunch of no-hustling traveling tattooed freaks mug for the cameras and beat their chests. Yay owners!

Very funny but so true. I used to be a big NBA fan until the game got so boring and so bad I could hardly stand it anymore.  NBA fans and players supporters especially always ask, "why do you comment then"?   Why? Because I'm having a great time watching NBA players go up in flames, that's why.  All anybody has to do is listen to 80 percent of NBA players talk in an interview and you realize very quickly they are the most illiterate athletes on the planet.   Yet playing what they even used to call ghetto ball for between 4.2 to 4.5 million dollars per season is an insult?  Way too funny if you ask me....



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:27 am
 

Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

Why do so many people who are clearly not basketball fans, feel so compelled to comment on the lockout of the NBA by the owners? I would really like to hear from some of these peple who feel compelled to comment, but clearly have no interest. What is the motivation?



Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2011 1:52 am
 

Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

Very well put, astromanic.  I'm loving this.  I haven't watched an NBA game from start to finish in over 5 years.  Keep it goin'



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:22 am
 

Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

You are RIGHT ON bro!!!



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:21 am
 

Report: NBA, players to meet next week?

Another snag..another meeting....resume, resume, resume.......the talks may last until June.  lol


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