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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
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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. 
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Since: Jun 12, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 9:17 am
 

I AM A FAN OF ALL SPORTS

I have attended, watched and played in most every major SPORTS GAME  at one time or another. It is a GAME no matter how one looks at it. people adjust to situations just like I did with the price of gas. i do not care to inflate the pockets of oil well owners, so I have adjusted my life style. Same with sports, THE FANS, are the ones who pay the price. If no major sport is shown and/or played, it is NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. As a parent who encourages children to participate in ALL SPORTS. Children tend to label SPORT participants heros. They are not. MARTIN LUTHER KING, ROBERT CLEMENTE, ROSA PARKS, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, ALL AMERICAN TROOPS, and many more I consider MY HEROS. These people have done HUMANITARIAN issues that have made a difference for MANKIND not against the people who WORK VERY HARD to make monetary ends meet. it is very difficult to tell LOVE ONES they cannot have a certain sports item because it is too expensive. So to u OWNERS and u PLAYERS, you all need to grow up and STOP BEING SO SELFISH. from just a fan.



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 9:15 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Well trolls are out in full force, probably hockey fans, but it is celebration time because I love basketball and now there is more coming!!!!!



Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 9:15 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

booooooo..  come on owners there is still time to pull out and lock the season from the players.. even with 50% they are still way overpaid



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