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NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:00 am
Edited on: November 26, 2011 3:12 am
 
Posted by Ben Gollivernba-lockout

Representatives of the NBA and its players met for more than 15 hours on Friday in New York City to reopen face-to-face labor negotiations after the National Basketball Players Association disbanded to file file an antitrust lawsuit against the league last week. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that a "tentative agreement reached, according to one of the negotiators." 

Talks began at noon Friday and ran past 3 a.m. Saturday morning. 

The two sides are reportedly aiming to hammer out an agreement that would allow the NBPA to salvage a 66-game regular season that would begin on Christmas Day. It is assumed that the NBA needs a roughly 1-month lead time to get a new season up and running, and Friday was exactly one month prior to Christmas.

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported that, in addition to former NBPA executive director Billy Hunter, former NBPA president Derek Fisher and former NBPA board member Maurice Evans, the players were led into the negotiations by attorney Ron Klempner and economist Kevin Murphy. The league was represented by NBA commissioner David Stern, deputy commissioner Adam Silver, San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt and NBA general counsel Rick Buchanan. NBPA attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who recently said that Stern treated NBA players "like plantation workers," was not present, although Yahoo reported he did participate via conference call.  

The two sides reportedly exchanged "back-channel" communication on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first time since Nov. 10, when the NBA made its latest formal proposal to the players, which was rejected, as the players opted to file suit instead. 

Saturday is the 159th day of the ongoing NBA lockout.

This post will update with more information. 
Comments

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:45 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

NBA Players are G-R-E-E-D-Y!! I wont watch those spoiled brats!!



Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:44 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Nba is a joke now! So many sports I'd rather devote my time to. 



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:47 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Over paid babies. I loved the games in the 80s and 90s, but now they seem fixed and all the players do is cry. If no other sport is on i might watch the bulls play because I like watching d-rose style of play( I live in Chicago but root for Detroit) but the rest of them are over rated pimps!



Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:36 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Stern got the job done for the owners and you see him be smiling.  The players caved and now you - the fans - get stuck with the sacks.  BOYCOTT the league, BOYCOTT the LeBron, BOYCOTT it all.....the fans suck egg in the end.  Everything is overpriced.  IT IS UP TO THE FANS TO ELIGHTEN BOTH SIDES NOW.  JUST DO IT !!!!




Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:26 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Lemme guess.. NOTHING has changed for the fans (cost wise)???
Tickets wont be cheaper.
Parking wont be cheaper.
Hot Dogs wont be cheaper.
Beer wont be cheaper.
Jerseys won be cheaper.
TV packages won be cheaper.

Sorry. Not interested. Never will be again.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:19 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

I agree! Don't ruin my Christmas. NBA Sucks ass!



Since: Apr 25, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:06 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Garbage league.



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 10:52 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

BURN, BURN, BURN ALL OF MY NBA GEAR!!




Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 10:44 pm
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Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 9:40 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

90% of these comments are nba haters. if this is a fair reflection all nba watchers, then the league is in big trouble. lock out seems to have offended alt of people.


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