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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. 
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Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 8:50 am
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Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 8:02 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Cool happy days



Since: Jan 16, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:46 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Way to ruin the holiday season.....maybe Kessler can still mess this up.



Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:32 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

hey trop.... speak for your self...its a good thing these folks got a deal done. now they all can get back to entertaining their fans... whatever ethnic group they are....it appears the biggest loser now is AK47 now that he has a broken nose and all..



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:05 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

I don't know if the sale of Escalades will go up, but a lot of repo notes just got paid. Ha ha



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:02 am
 

Why do whtite males troll these threads?

If you don't like basketball, fine. Quit whining though and post in other areas. You've stated your not interested in the league, yet you go out of your way to bitch and moan about it. The truth is these are white males jealous of majority black players getting attention and making lots of money. You see that where the whites on here talk about thugs and tats. It's subtle racist white male trolling remarks to hide jealousy, anger and stupidity. It's annoying too. Get over it.



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:01 am
 

Why do whtite males troll these threads?

If you don't like basketball, fine. Quit whining though and post in other areas. You've stated your not interested in the league, yet you go out of your way to bitch and moan about it. The truth is these are white males jealous of majority black players getting attention and making lots of money. You see that where the whites on here talk about thugs and tats. It's subtle racist white male trolling remarks to hide jealousy, anger and stupidity. It's annoying too. Get over it.



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:49 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

I couldn't care less. I wouldn't contribute ONE RED CENT to this pile of crap. The play is lousy, the owners are worse, they're all rich and arrogant, and it's the poor fan who gets stuck with all of this. It's the fan who give these arrogant clowns theirs millions and billions. If the poor fan would just STAY AWAY from this 'product', the league would be forced to clean up its image of else. The economy sucks, NBA play sucks. An abbreviated season sucks. All of these factors should lead to empty NBA arenas all around the leagus this season and for seasons to come.



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:37 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Not a missed opportunity, it's what we make it...So let's just not watch.

I do find it funny that the players turned down a 50-50 for a 49-51 deal....and they thought about forming their own league. Yea right.

Hope to watch all the college basketball I can til spring training gets here...I hope their 49-51 split is next to nothing, I think it will be worse that baseballs strike.




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:27 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

A missed opportunity to be rid of the NBA once and for all, hoops, a silly game!


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